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Seventh Cannes fr Europa Cinema

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OVER SEVEN YEARS THE LABEL HAS SUCCESSFULLY SUPPORTED 20 EUROPEAN FILMS   Europa Cinemas Exhibitors' Cannes meeting (May 16)  to analyse 2008 results across Europe and the further development of Europa Cinemas International into Latin America, Asia and the Mediterranean zone   Further supporting its ongoing campaign to promote European films, Europa Cinemas will return once again to this year's Cannes Film Festival, awarding its Label to the best European film ...

Documenta Madrid Program complete

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The 6th International Documentary Film Festival of Madrid will be held from May 1 through 10 and will showcase 108 films from 40 countries In its 6th year, DOCUMENTA MADRID furthers its commitment to the Competitive Sections, which are made up entirely of films previously unreleased in Spain for the first time in its history. Of the 1078 documentaries received to participate in the competition, 108 have been selected. By category, they will compete in: 54 films in the Original Documentary Secti...

Strong European Focus At Miami Film Festival

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  Tuesday, March 10------The World Competition section of the Miami International Film Festival, one of the three important competitions of the event, showcases the latest works from up-and-coming film auteurs from around the world. This year, the program has a strong European focus, with many of the films making their U.S. premieres at the event.   France has the biggest presence, with two films representing the best of new Gallic cinema. I WANT TO SEE (Je Veux Voir) is a Frenc...

Strong European Focus at Miami Film Festival

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The World Competition section of the Miami International Film Festival, one of the three important competitions of the event, showcases the latest works from up-and-coming film auteurs from around the world. This year, the program has a strong European focus, with many of the films making their U.S. premieres at the event. France has the biggest presence, with two films representing the best of new Gallic cinema. I WANT TO SEE (Je Veux Voir) is a French/Lebanese co-production by Lebanese direc...

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...

Cinemed Awards

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Feature films The Tour Pranzo di ferragosto A Fiance for Yasmina • Golden Antigone (City and District of Montpellier)  Jury : Danielle Arbid (director, Lebanon), Florence Colombani (director, writer, France), Philippe Faucon (director, France), Dominique Fernandez (writer, member of the Académie française, France), Henry-Jean Servat (journalist, writer, France)  The Tour, by Goran Markovic ( Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)  €15,000 awarded by the City a...

Cinemed awards to best films from Mediteranean countries

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Cinemed wrapped a 10 days extravagnza dedicated to films from the Mediterranée. Definitely the biggest event in that genre. The 30th edition brought panache and awards.The feature films Jury included Danielle Arbid (director, Lebanon), Florence Colombani (director, writer, France), Philippe Faucon (director, France), Dominique Fernandez (writer, member of the Académie française, France), Henry-Jean Servat (journalist, writer, France) Feature films Awards:Golden Antigone (City and District of ...

Blue Planet Green Planet theme of the UNAFF 2008

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UNAFF 2008 Program Schedule BLUE PLANET GREEN PLANET   SUNDAY October 19 Palo Alto, Aquarius Theatre 430 Emerson Street Opening Night sponsored by Evvia I session: 7:00 PM Opening words by Mayor of Palo Alto Larry Klein 7:15 PM DISAPPEARING FROGS (USA) 7:30 PM GALAPAGOS EVOLVING (Ecuador/USA) 7:45 PM FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER (Bolivia/Canada/France/India/USA) co-presented with San Francisco International Film Festival            MONDAY October 20 ...

The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF): the mission

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The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), originally conceived to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was created with the help of members of the Stanford Film Society and United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter, a grassroots, community-based, nonprofit organization, and has continued to grow ever since. The 11th UNAFF will be held from October 19-26, 2008 at Stanford University including screenings in Palo...

United Nations Association Film Festival themes Blue Planet Green Planet

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UNAFF 2008 Program Schedule BLUE PLANET GREEN PLANETSUNDAY October 19 I Palo Alto, Aquarius Theatre430 Emerson StreetOpening Night sponsored by EvviaI session:7:00 PM Opening words by Mayor of Palo Alto Larry Klein7:15 PM DISAPPEARING FROGS (USA)7:30 PM GALAPAGOS EVOLVING (Ecuador/USA) 7:45 PM FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER (Bolivia/Canada/France/India/USA) co-presented with San Francisco International Film Festival MONDAY October 20 I San Francisco, Roxie Cinema3117 16th Street II sessi...

Israel Film Festival set to kick off in New York

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival will kick off in New York on October 29th at the Ziegfeld Theatre and run through November 13th at the Clearview’s 62nd & Broadway Cinema. Meir Fenigstein, Founder and Executive Director, announced today the full lineup of films for this year’s Festival which showcases more than 30 new feature films, provocative documentaries, ground-breaking TV dramas, and innovative student films celebrating Israeli life and culture. List of films to follow. The Israel Film F...

Highlight on Arab Women Directors at MEIFF

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MEIFF to the achievements of “Arab Women Directors” & showcases a strong line-up in the “retrospective” on PalestineThe Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF), organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) is keeping up the momentum of its second edition with two of its most unique and important programmes: Arab Women Directors and a Retrospective on Palestine.Arab Women DirectorsThe Director of MEIFF, Nashwa Al Ruwaini explained that the Arab Women Dire...

Jury and panel duties in various film festivals for Bruno Chatelin

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Bruno Chatelin, the editor, has a film career as film distributor, working for Sony and UGC FOX in France, where he has launched over 250 films and has worked closely with Coppola, Woody Allen, Terry Giliam, Tom Hanks and many more. He has co founded filmfestivals.com and fest21.com He served as Jury member in many important film events.       Jury duty Jury President of Deir-el-Qamar short film festival in Lebanon President and Producer of ...

Middle East Int Film Fest to premiere key Arabic films

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The Middle East International Film Festival will premiere some of the most important Arabic films of the season Abu Dhabi: Mohamed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Vice Chairman of the Middle East International Film Festival, has announced that the second year of the festival will premiere seven films from the UAE, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Syria. These films, to be shown in the International Competition Feature Film and Documentary sections, are some of the most important recent Arabic films. Premiering a...

Palo Alto - United Nations Association Film Festival Higlights

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Founded in 1998 by Jasmina Bojic, film critic and educator, United Nations Association Film Festival is an international documentary film festival originally established as a collaborative project between the UNA Mid Peninsula chapter and the Stanford Film Society in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.United Nations Association Film Festival screens documentaries dealing with topics such as human rights, environment, women's issues, ...

Euro Arab Film Festival AMAL 08 full line up

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INTRODUCTION.Since the first edition in 2003, The International Euro Arab Film Festival AMAL keeps the same values, the hope (Amal) of showing to the Western world the reality of Arab world through cinema as a symbol of a universal language. This Festival is organized by Araguaney Foundation. This Foundation is a non-profit-organization with cultural aims. The Foundation pretends to achieve a union between the Arab culture and the Western culture; in addition, it gives support to creators and ar...

15 world premieres at next London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival runs from 15 October – 30 October. The programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a record number of world and international premieres with a total of 189 features and 108 shorts screening alongside a stellar line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Ron Howard’s FROST/NIXON, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and the Closing Night Gala is the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG M...

Catherine Buresi named new Deputy Director of the European Film Market (EFM)

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French-born Catherine Buresi became the new Deputy Director of the Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM) on September 1, 2008. She succeeds Karen Arikian, who became Executive Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival in March 2008.“I am happy to welcome Catherine Buresi to the EFM team and continuing to develop the EFM together with her”, comments EFM Director Beki Probst.Catherine Buresi has been working in the international media and film industry for almost 20 years. From 1...

Thessaloniki Spotlight on Middle East

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The main Spotlight of the 49th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival centers on the current cinema of the Middle East. The Middle Eastern region, tantamount to political, religious and social struggles, lies in close geographical proximity to Greece and possesses vital contemporary political significance. It exhibits a cinematic diversity that creates portraits of many distinct histories, identities and conflicts and it is now more than ever revealing its issues and sentiments ...

Europa Cinemas will return to Venice

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Further supporting its ongoing campaign to promote European films, Europa Cinemas will return once again to this year’s Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival, awarding its Label prize to the best European film in the Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days section (August 28 to September 6). Reflecting the strength of European cinema, ten films in this year’s Giornate selection are from Europe, an unusually high percentage.This marks the fifth year that the Europa C...

Los Angeles VIP Screenings from the NYIIFVF

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LOS ANGELES JULY 2008 SCHEDULELos Angeles VIP Screeningshttp://www.nyfilmvideo.com/2008/la-2008/schedule/la-july-2008.htm FRIDAY July 18thLaemmle Sunset Screen 3 12:00 pm Recover Me 124 min  Director Dahsheen Amin     Genre Drama     Synopsis gritty drama unfolds on the most destitute streets of Richmond Virginia, challenging a single mother’s strength and sobriety as she fights to fulfill her own “pursuit of happiness”. 2:10 pm Fillbilly 98 min  Director A.L. “MIG” Ma...

Israel Film Festival in LA to open with Avi Nesher’s The Secrets

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

Eldorado has won the Europa Cinemas Label

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Belgian director Bouli Lanners’ ELDORADO has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight section in Cannes, it was announced today by the jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. Proud to join the Directors’ Fortnight 40th anniversary, this marks the sixth year the Label has been awarded in the section.ELDORADO will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promot...

Israel Film Festival in LA hosts Gala Awards Dinner

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

Europa Cinemas Label will be awarded in Cannes

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Europa Cinemas theatres confirm their role as leader in the dissemination of European films with a record 63% of their screenings devoted to European films and 39% to non-national productions. The Lives of Others is the box office phenomenon of the year with 3 million seats sold, followed by La Vie en rose and The Queen.Europa Cinemas Label will be awarded for the sixth consecutive year to the best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight, celebrating its 40th anniversary. The meeting of Euro...

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