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European Films Dominate FESTROIA Competition

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  MAMMOTH (Michelle Williams and Gael Garcia Bernal) by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The Golden Dolphin Competition at the 25th edition of FESTROIA, the oldest and most prestigious film event in Portugal, is reserved for films from countries whose yearly output does not exceed 30 films. That gives worthy films from somewhat smaller film industries a chance to shine and not be overshadowed by films from larger film-producing countries. Smaller is definitely mor...

International Film Festival Rotterdam previews

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A diverse harvest of new films supported by the Hubert Bals Fund or presented at CineMart, has been invited to the Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals. In Venice, BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Vimukthi Jayasundara, LEBANON by Samuel Maoz and WOMEN WITHOUT MEN by Shirin Neshat compete for the Golden Lion. In San Sebastian, Pelin Esmer is in Official Competition and competes for the New Directors Award with her fiction film 10 TO 11. At the Toronto International Film Festival, a total of ten ...

Portland Time-Based Art (TBA) programs:TBA 09 On Film

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Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Cinema Project and Northwest Film Center present: TBA O9: ON FILMThis year's Time-Based Art (TBA) programs feature intriguing new work by artists who come to film from backgrounds in the visual and performing arts. The full schedule is available now at www.pica.org and will be available August 21 at www.nwfilm.org. SEPT 5, 6, 12 — VISITING ARTISTSSAT 4:30 PM, SUN 6:30 PM, SAT 4:30 PMCROCK: THE MOTION PICTUREUS 1996DIRECTORS: LUKE CAGE, PRESCOTT S...

Dolor

Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson.
The film deals with unexpected and unexplainable loss. Due to an accident, the life of a happy family turns into a larger-than-life tragedy. The film is based on a tale retold by Wilhelm Grimm.

Highlights for Branchage 2009 include...

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Branchage Jersey International Film Festival is coming back to the island in October, screening an incredible selection of films in absolutely breathtaking and unusual locations. Highlights for 2009's festival will include British Sea Power performing their poignant soundtrack to the renowned 1934 fisherman film Man of Aran; an Icelandic band performing to a classic silhouette fairytale from 1920s Germany and the latest Andrew Kotting film. Branchage Jersey International Film Festiva...

Highlights for Branchage 2009

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Branchage Jersey International Film Festival is coming back to the island in October, screening an incredible selection of films in absolutely breathtaking and unusual locations.Highlights for 2009’s festival will include British Sea Power performing their poignant soundtrack to the renowned 1934 fisherman film Man of Aran; an Icelandic band performing to a classic silhouette fairytale from 1920s Germany and the latest Andrew Kotting film.Branchage Jersey International Film Festival launched i...

NICE-Festival: The Nordic Art & Culture Festival

NICE-Festival is a combined arts festival celebrating Nordic art and culture based in the North West of England, taking place from 19th November until 3rd December 2009, and subsequently every year within a similar time frame.

Our primary focus is to provide a showcase for contemporary Nordic art and culture through a series of events carried out in conjunction with the main cultural centers in the North West. NICE is setting the scene for long term collaborations, exchanges, cultural and economic development between the North West and the Nordic countries.

The NICE-Festival film programme will include a selection of feature film premieres, animations, documentaries, shorts, and artist film & video, taking place at FACT, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, and other venues across Liverpool City Centre. Films featured will come from across the Nordic countries – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden - to premiere in the North West, many of which will never have been seen in the UK before.

As well as working with our partner venues, NICE will be collaborating on a unique event with Liverpool’s LGBTI film festival, Outsiders, and is proud to be working with the Finnish Film Foundation, AV-Arkki, the Icelandic Film Centre, the Estonian Film Foundation and the Swedish Film Institute. On top of this, NICE-Festival welcomes submissions of short films to be part of the festival's moving image programme: films will be selected to screen as part of a shorts programme at Novas Contemporary Urban Centre and / or before our feature films at FACT.

On top of this, NICE-Festival welcomes submissions of short films to be part of the festival's moving image programme: films will be selected to screen as part of a shorts programme at Novas Contemporary Urban Centre and / or before our feature films at FACT.

NICE-Festival accepts all genres and types of moving image works - narrative and artist video, live action and animation, fiction and documentary. Entries can be shot or created on any format, but must be available to be screened on the formats specified below. Films must be produced within the following countries, or must be co-produced between the UK and the following countries: Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Contact Film Programme Director Melanie.Iredale@nice-festival.com for details.

Are you coming through London, Copenhagen, Berlin or Warsaw?

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Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland Express and Express Travel offer guests travel packages to the festival. The packages are for 3, 5 or 7 days from London, Copenhagen, Berlin or Warshaw. Included in all the travel packages is flight, accommodation at one of Center Hotels with breakfast and a festival pass to screenings and more. To read more about the packages or order, please click here. ...

The new york international fiilm and video festival

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THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FIILM AND VIDEO FESTIVALLos Angeles July 30 - August 6, 2009Call for entry submission deadlineApplicationsThe New York International Independent Film and Video FestivalAbout NYIIFVFThe New York International Independent Film and Video Festival was founded in 1993 by entertainment guru Stuart Alson. NYIIFVF has been recognized by the film and entertainment industry as one of the leading film events on the independent festival circuit. The festival is now hosting film, m...

Nordic Film Days

The X Nordic film days were held from 16th to 24th of October and featured 14 films from Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The next NFD will be organised from 14th to 23th of October 2011.

The program will comprise the most recent and interesting cinematic productions from Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The Festival will offer criticism of social issues, intelligent quests for mutual understanding and the sharp humour - all in that special Nordic manner that is so warmly welcomed and understood by the audience here in Latvia.

The Nordic Film Days has become a nice tradition since the beginning of nineties. The films are being evaluted not only by a special jury but by the audience as well.

In competition: "Inglourious Basterds" by Quentin Tarantino

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About the film: Quentin Tarantino, President of the Jury in 2004 and Palme d’Or winner in 1994 with Pulp Fiction, has returned to the Croisette to show his latest work in Competition: Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino worked feverishly to finish the film in time for this 62nd Cannes Film Festival. Known for his tributes to film noir (Reservoir Dogs), Blaxploitation (Jackie Brown), Shaw Brothers kung-fu movies (Kill Bill), and slasher movies (Death Proof), he has now mad...

NY Independent Film & Video Fest homage to Lloyd Kaufman

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New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from March 19 26 in Manhattan and will showcase features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at BLVD (199 Bowery) from 6-10pm. Film screenings begin March 20 on 2 screens at City Cinemas ...

NY Independent Film & Video Fest homage to Lloyd Kaufman

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New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from March 19 26 in Manhattan and will showcase features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at BLVD (199 Bowery) from 6-10pm. Film screenings begin March 20 on 2 screens at City Cinemas ...

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PRESS RELEASE 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 13 – 22, 2009 The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 170 films by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program, to be announced next Monday, March 9th. OPENING FILM The ...

Day 5 it's Carnival Mardi Gras in Porto (and everywhere else) also a big fat day for me with 4 films to judge.

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Prime Time  (in fantastic competition) ie: I cant comment   Does fiction copy reality or is it that reality inspires fiction? Is TV a mirror of the society and a reality show a virtual reality that anticipates the future which awaits us? After "Big Brother "and other shows that invaded the intimacy and privacy of the competitors, "Prime Time" crosses the last barrier. A show where the competitors are volunteers by force. They all hide a secret and a crime an...

Cinema-going holds its own in Western European cinemas in 2008

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Cinema-going holds its own in Western European cinemas in 2008: the number of spectators grows by 0,2% compared to 2007, to reach 867 million. These are the figures announced by MEDIA Salles on 7 February 2009, in the traditional appointment at the Berlinale.An analysis of the individual markets, presented by Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA Salles, again reveals varying trends in 2008. Of the five leading countries France (+6,2%), which reaches 188,8 million, confirming itself as...

Unifrance takes French films around the world: January 2009

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A review of French films at festivals (selections, awards) and funding support for commercial release in January 2009. Festivals: delegations, selections, and awards (feature films) Unifrance’s 11th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris In keeping with its annual tradition, Unifrance welcomed this year 420 distributors from 45 countries, 34 French sales companies, 140 journalists from 25 countries, and around 100 artists at the Rendez-Vous event held in Paris over four days...

Nordic Film Festival (rouen)

Created in 1988, the festival presents films from Northern European countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) as well as the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania).

Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

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Nijmegen will have a brand new internationally orientated film festival. Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen prepare sitself for its first edition on the 18th till the 22nd of March 2009. Main location of the screening will be the prestigious arthouse cinema LUX in Nijmegen city centre. Other locations in Nijmegen will be part of the festival as well for a broad variety of film related activities such as expositions and work shops. Short film in EuropeGo Short will be an annu...

Program of Berlinale Forum

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The 39th Forum of the Berlinale will be showing a total of 48 films from 31 countries.The selection will take festival-goers around the world - not so much in terms of the number of countries represented, but rather in the abundant connections to be discovered between the films, their often shared concerns and kindred worldviews, as well as their contradictions and mirror images. Eleven films are debuts, 25 world premieres, and twelve international premieres.This lineup includes a diverse sample...

36 projects at Berlinale Co-Production Market

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At the sixth Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 8 – 10, 2009), 36 selected film projects from 23 countries will be presented. At the Market, their producers will meet with interested potential co-producers and financiers in individual one-on-one meetings. The budgets of the projects in the official selection range from 1 to 10 million Euros, of which a minimum of 30% is already in place. Additional vital selection criteria are a structure suitable to co-production and internationally exp...

Hungry Ghost will open Rotterdam Fest

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The 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam opens on Wednesday evening 21 January 2009 with the world première of the American feature THE HUNGRY GHOSTS. This is the film directing debut of scriptwriter, theatre director and actor Michael Imperioli, who came to fame in his role as Christopher Montisanti in the TV series The Sopranos. THE HUNGRY GHOSTS has also been selected in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. In THE HUNGRY GHOSTS, Imperioli’s characters float like ghosts through life, ...

In Bruges review by Alex Deleon

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The "Titanic" international film festival, Budapest's new "tough guy on the block" and the only real rival to the annual Hungarian Film Week for the attention of the large film buff community here, closed shop on April 13 with the screening of a spellbinding new Irish thriller "In Bruges", and a closing gala party that lasted far into the night.Now into its third year as a legitimate prize awarding international film festival, the "Titanic" festival in Budapest, while still modest in size, appea...

Angelus Student Film Festival Awards

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The 13th annual Angelus Student Film Festival presented its 2008 winners and finalists with more than $50,000 in cash awards and industry prizes at its screening and awards ceremony, Saturday, September 13, 6 p.m., at the Directors Guild of America.The event, emceed by Emmy Award-winning network host Chris Balish, honors and showcases future filmmakers as they explore and create works that respect the dignity of the human person. The winning and honorable mentioned films were screened at aftern...

Sandra Hebron's Video Introduction to next London Fest

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Strange as it may seem, one of the things that's almost as enjoyable as selecting the films for our programme, and almost as argued over, is the annual decision as to what the design of the Festival's marketing materials should be. As you'll see, this year we've shamelessly hijacked a series of quotes from some of our favourite filmmakers - Festival alumni, each of whom seemed to us to suggest something of the essence of the Festival.The first of these quotations, from our late and much loved fo...

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