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firts titles at Thessaloniki International Film Festival

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The 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival announces the first seven titles selected to participate in the 14-film strong International Competition section, catering to first or second features by emerging filmmakers and programmed by Festival Director Despina Mouzaki. Three features from Asia will hold their European premieres in this year’s Festival, following last year’s success of The Red Awn by Shangjun Cai (China, 2007), the winner of the Golden Alexander Award. Cell (Selda, Phi...

The International Euro Arab Film Festival predicts a VI intense edition in contents

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A year more the International Festival of Cinema Euro Arab gives appointment to all the passionate of the cinema. In this VI edition, AMAL has a main number of participants and with the incorporation of new countries that were not present the last year, as it is the case of Greece, Holland, Sweden or Venezuela. In this VI edition of AMAL exists a remarkable increase in the participation of some already usual countries in the Festival. This is the case of Spain, Iraq, Palestinian, Morocco, Franc...

International Festival of Cinema Euro Arab highlights

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With more of 400 films received and an increase of countries participants, The International Festival of Cinema Euro Arab predicts a VI intense edition in contentsA year more the International Festival of Cinema Euro Arab gives appointment to all the passionate of the cinema. In this VI edition, AMAL has a main number of participants and with the incorporation of new countries that were not present the last year, as it is the case of Greece, Holland, Sweden or Venezuela.In this VI edition of AMA...

RIIFF 2008: Short Films and Festivities August 5-10

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard JenkinsWith films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-day period. The Festival runs August 5-10th. Thi...

THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN 289 FILMS FOR 12TH ANNUAL EVENT

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard Jenkins (PROVIDENCE, RI • July 21, 2008)--- With films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-da...

Filmmakers of the Present Competition in Locarno

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The selection includes, among the 17 films confirmed to date, 12 world premières, and 5 international premières, of which 5 are first films. Two exclusives will screen out of competition. The selection for 2008 is distinguished by its strong Latin flavour: from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Spain, via Portugal and Italy to France – competing with three titles.Conceptual Films. The 2008 selection confirms the radical line that is this section’s hallmark, with a highly diverse range of narrat...

Locarno "Filmmakers of the Present" Competition

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Filmmakers of the Present CompetitionThe selection includes, among the 17 films confirmed to date, 12 world premières, and 5 international premières, of which 5 are first films. Two exclusives will screen out of competition. The selection for 2008 is distinguished by its strong Latin flavour: from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Spain, via Portugal and Italy to France – competing with three titles.Conceptual Films. The 2008 selection confirms the radical line that is this section’s hallmark, ...

Sheffield Doc/fest announces festival highlights

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Sheffield Doc/Fest is delighted to announce a taster of this year’s film programme, which includes award-winning documentaries from around the world. The 15th festival will screen more than 100 films over the five days. Last year, Doc/Fest introduced several themed strands, which highlighted the current trends of documentary filmmaking. The success of the Green, Bent, Anti Doc, Sports and Music strands mean they will be heading for Doc/Fest audiences again this year, with the addition of Kink...

Highlights of upcoming Durban International Film Fest

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Cinema in all its diversity will once again be celebrated at the 29th Durban International Film Festival which runs from 23 July to 3 August.Featuring more than 200 films from more than 95 countries, spread over more than 300 screenings at 26 venues across the city, the festival will bring together established masters of cinema and innovative new talents from around the world. Alongside the presentation of the some of the year’s finest films, the festival will run an extensive workshop and sem...

India looks to Pakistani views, via the screens of Goa

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GOA, June 29, 2008: For a country sometimes viewed as 'the enemy' in geopolitical rivalries or the cricket-field, the films of neighbouring Pakistan, currently being screened at the South Asian Film Festival here in Goa, are drawing significant interest and appreciation.Screened in Panaji (also called Panjim or Ponnje) -- though with a small audience, reflecting the overall lack of publicity for the first SAFF being held here -- was reporter Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's documentary 'Pakistan's Doubl...

Sydney Film Festival raises its reward to $60,000

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There have been more red carpets than a Persian carpet showroom at the Sydney Film Festival this year. The festival ends its ‘red carpet marathon’ this evening with the Australian premiere of The Square, competing for a record $60,000 Sydney Film Prize with 11 other official competition films, each one graced with a red carpet gala for its opening night premiere. But Australia is no longer a classless society. The red carpet at Sydney Film Festival has two lanes – one for all the ticket-...

Sydney Film Festival offers $60,000 reward

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There have been more red carpets than a Persian carpet showroom at the Sydney Film Festival this year.  The festival ends its ‘red carpet marathon’ this evening with the Australian premiere of The Square, competing for a record $60,000 Sydney Film Prize with 11 other official competition films, each one graced with a red carpet gala for its opening night premiere. But Australia is no longer a classless society.  The red carpet at Sydney Film Festival has two lanes – one for all the ticke...

Hubert Bals Fund announces winning film projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund of the Rotterdam film festival announces financial contributions to 27 film projects for a total amount of 385,000 Euro. One of the winners, TONY MANERO by Pablo Larraín, is selected for the Directors’ Fortnight 2008. It brings the total of Rotterdam-backed titles in Cannes to sixteen. This Spring, Hubert Bals Fund contributions will go to filmmakers in seventeen countries. Among them are maestro Lav Diaz (Philippines), upcoming talent Edwin (Indonesia), about to make his...

A look back to Tribeca 2008 Documentaries

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As in earlier editions of the Tribeca Film Festival, the documentary sections presented outstanding productions, though, included some films that seemed to have been selected from a political perspective rather than from a strictly artistic one, meaning outstanding productions characterized by exquisite formal execution and original thematic concepts. Some of the films included in this year’s selections show that original thematic concepts are more difficult to develop than executing a them...

19th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney highlights

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19th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney from 4th – 11th June 2008 20 Feature Films in Competition at the Film Festival on the North Sea Coast The competition nominations for the 19th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney have been finalised. A total of 20 feature films from 13 countries will be competing for the three full-length film awards - the Bernhard Wicki Award, the DGB Film Award and the NDR Young Directors Award. 40 percent of the nominees are women. A further 9 films ...

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Jury Winners

 Saturday, May 3-------Following a packed 10-day marathon of film screenings, industry events, seminar panels and chic parties, the Tribeca Film Festival ended this weekend with the announcement of the winners of the juried awards in several categories. The World Competition winners were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 18 countries. Two awards were also given to honor New York films, which were chosen from seven narrative and nine documentary features. Awards were als...

Strong European Showing at Tribeca FF Awards

 Saturday, May 3-------Following a packed 10-day marathon of film screenings, industry events, seminar panels and chic parties, the Tribeca Film Festival ended this weekend with the announcement of the winners of the juried awards in several categories. The World Competition winners were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 18 countries. Two awards were also given to honor New York films, which were chosen from seven narrative and nine documentary features. Awards were als...

Reflections On The Iraq War At Tribeca FF

 Sunday, April 27-----Even in the cloistered environment of a film festival, the sounds of war are never too distant or far from view. At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, a number of films look at the implications of the highly unpopular conflict for which, to coin a term of one of last year's excellent documentaries on the subject, seems to have "no end in sight".In the film BAGHDAD HIGH, from UK directors Ivan O'Mahoney and Laura Winter, four classmates at an embattled high school...

Tribeca Film Festival Short films selection

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today announced its line-up of short films. Out of 2,497 short film submissions received this year, 79 have been selected for participation, and will be presented in 11 thematic programs as well as preceding features. These include short narratives featuring Mamie Gummer, Matthew Modine, Azura Skye, Rider Strong, a short written by Guillermo Arriaga and a special short film series created by returning filmmaker Isabella Rossellini. ...

Everything you need to know on next Tribeac

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In its third and final feature film announcement, the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today released the line-up for its Spotlight, Showcase and Restored/Rediscovered sections along with its Special Events for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. “Our Spotlight section presents a group of films already acquired for U.S. distribution but not yet released, including hotly-anticipated new titles by Jos...

10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival PRESS CONFERENCE :GENERATION 68 – MR. BIG - A JIHAD FOR LOVE – TO FIND TIGER KIM

  A press conference took place on Thursday, March 13 at the Olympion's "Green Room", in the context of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The participants were Simon Brook, director of the film Generation 68, Tiffany Burns, director of the film Mr. Big, Parvez Sharma, director of the film A Jihad for love and Bon-Hwak Koo, director of the film To find tiger Kim. Tiffany Burns, speaking about her film Mr. Big - which is about a method invented and perfected by the Royal ...

10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival PRESS CONFERENCE :STONE SILENCE -- HAIR LET THE SUN SHINE IN AS SEEN THROUGH THESE EYES -

 On Tuesday, March 11, in the Olympion's "Green Room", a press conference was held in the context of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The participants were Krzysztof Kopczynski, director of the film Stone silence, Pola Rapaport, director of the film Hair, let the sun shine in, Sylvain Biegeleisen, director of the film Τhe last card and Hilary Helstein, director of the film As seen through these eyes. Krzysztof Kopczynski, speaking about his documentary Stone Silence - whic...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

Telluride to honor the Late Sir Edmund Hillary

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As festival time draws near we want to share some highlights of our upcoming 30th Annual Festival May 23-26, 2008. The world mourned the loss of Sir Edmund Hillary in January 2008. Mountainfilm honors the life and achievements of the humble mountaineer with a tribute hosted by David Breashears. Breashears will moderate the event with other notable guests, intimately related to Hillary and his profound impact on the world of exploration. Rarely seen films chronicling his life and exploits will be...

Crosby Stills Nash & Young Machen Die Musik In Berlin

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Friday, February 8----------In 1969, you were either listening to the Rolling Stones express their "sympathy for the devil" or you were listening (over and over again) to "Suite Judy Blue Eyes" as interpreted by a new group called Crosby Stills & Nash. Made up of members of such seminal rock groups as The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash were later joined by Neil Young, to form that much loved group CSNY.  The musicians have b...

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