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The Miami International Film Festival Awards

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented awards to films today in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Cinema Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremony, which took place at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, was hosted by Mexican actress Gabriela Ribero and from Burkina F...

Martin Scorsese Wins DGA Award As Best Director

Monday, February 5----Martin Scorsese was the big winner at the 59th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards Dinner, held this past weekend at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Scorsese won the DGA's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for his multiple Oscar-nominated police thriller, THE DEPARTED. This prestigious win makes him the favorite to win the Oscar, after seven nomination tries. This is also Scorsese's first win after a record seven DGA Award nominati...

Helsinki is hit by documentary fever: DocPoint’s Finnish Selection Published

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The 6th edition of DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place in 24-28th of January 2007. Accreditation for the festival has started on the festival’s website The jury of DocPoint’s domestic programme has made its selection. This year’s jury included DocPoint’s artistic director Kristina Schulgin, journalist and director Reijo Nikkilä, director Pia Andell, author Sofi Oksanen and member of Finnish parliament Ilkka Taipale. Films selected for DocPoint’s New Finnish Docume...

DocPoint’s Finnish Selection Published

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The 6th edition of DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place in 24-28th of January 2007. Accreditation for the festival has started on the festival’s websiteThe jury of DocPoint’s domestic programme has made its selection. This year’s jury included DocPoint’s artistic director Kristina Schulgin, journalist and director Reijo Nikkilä, director Pia Andell, author Sofi Oksanen and member of Finnish parliament Ilkka Taipale.Films selected for DocPoint’s New Finnish Documenta...

DOK Leipzig Competition Programmes

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- International Competition Documentary Film | Traditions, Families, Political IssuesA total of 19 films from 15 countries have made it into this year’s International Competition Documentary Film. Productions come also from countries rather exceptional for documentary film-making, such as Myanmar or Thailand ("Buddha's Lost Children", "The Longest Day"). Just as in 2005, the selection committee for the category documentary film was made up of festival director Claas Danielsen, film-maker Matt...

Ecofilms pays a tribute to Jonas Mekas

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This year, Ecofilms, paid tribute to filmmaker Jonas Mekas, as the International Films & Visual Arts Festival in Rhodes presented two of his major diary films: Diary, Notes and Sketches or Walden (1969, 180’) and Reminiscences of a journey to Lithuania (1972, 82’).The Lithuanian-born poet, film critic and director became the cornerstone of the American avant-garde after he left the German and Soviet occupation to settle for New York City in the 1950s. In 1958, he began there the influential...

The 47th Marché du Film shines under Asia's bright lights

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The 47th Marché du Film , which took place at the Festival de Cannes from May 17th – 27th, ends with positive results . Strong international participation from industry professionals, combined with the large number of films on offer, made for a very harmonious event that was appreciated by all. The general level of satisfaction reflects the positive evolution across all the indicators measured by the Marché du Film. This year, 10,061 professionals were registered, from 91 countries, compare...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings.It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation).Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre.Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors screenings...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings. It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation). Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre. Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors scr...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings.It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation).Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre.Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors screenings...

Sarah Morris (US) ‘Artist in Focus’ in Rotterdam

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Image culture and film-related artworks will have a high profile at the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will be presenting a solo exhibition of paintings and screenings of films by famous American artist and filmmaker Sarah Morris, who has been selected as this year’s Artist in Focus. The festival’s ‘Exploding Television’ sidebar will examine the media landscape, and television in particular. Rotterdam-based cultural institutions TENT. and Wi...

Rotterdam Trainee Project for Young Film Critics

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8th IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics at the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 25 - February 5, 2006)The eighth IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics of the International Film Festival Rotterdam offers three young (under 30 years), motivated and talented film critics a chance to get acquainted with the festival and the cinema of the world. The project was created in 1998 motivated by the fact that young and upcoming film critics get less opportunities to explor...

Leipzig Festival Awards "Before Flying Back to the Earth"

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The prizes of the 48th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film were awarded on Saturday evening in Leipzig. The main prizes of the festival went to "Before Flying Back to the Earth" by Arunas Matelis, Lithuania (Golden Dove for the best long documentary); "For a Miracle" by Jarek Sztandera, Poland (Golden Dove for the best short documentary); "Mississippi" by Arash T. Riahi, Austria (Golden Dove for the best animated film); "The North Star" by Erkko Lyytinen, Finland (Ta...

Zlin Festival line up

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ZLÍN 2005 – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTHMay 29 – June 4, 2005The 45th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which will last until Saturday, June 4, was started in Zlín on Sunday, May 29, 2005.Every year, the Zlín film festival brings its viewers dozens of films from all over the world. The main pillars of the festival are international competitions of feature and animated films for children and youth. Within the framework of support for young filmmakers...

Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris“ figures

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Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris“ was saluted by Emir KusturicaVilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris“ ended last week with the remarkable record of audience attendance. During the Festival (1-14 of April) the cinema “Lietuva“ was attended by 41 251 spectators: 13 000 more than last year. Lithuanian spectators proved once again their interest in European, Asian, African, American and Oceanian cinema.This year celebrating the 10th anniversary the Festiv...

What 's cooking for Palm Beach fest: When Do We Eat?” opener

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World Premiere of “When Do We Eat?” opens the fest U.S. Premiere of “Checking Out” to closeOver 150 films headline fest with 11 World PremieresOver a 150 diverse films will screen at the Palm Beach International Film Festival event, including features, documentaries and shorts. The eight-day Fest will introduce 11 world premieres, 6 U.S. premieres and 43 Florida premieres, including 30 international films.“This is an exciting year for us--we have reached the milestone of our 10th anni...

Imagina 2005 wrapped and delivered

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IMAGINA AWARDS 2005 2005, an excellent year for the Imagina Awards!The competition has had unprecedented success and has not finish growing.654 works registred this year and 62 countries participating in the IMAGINA AWARDS 2005 : Europe, USA, Canada, Malaysia, India, China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Moldavia, Israel, Brazil, Ireland, Poland, New Zealand, Lithuania, Finland...It’s the most important competition of computer graphics and SFX in the world. A very high level competition which rhy...

goEast – Wiesbaden Festival of Central and Eastern Europe

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Let’s go East!From 6th – 12th April 2005 the goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film Takes Place in Wiesbaden / Škoda Endows the Award for the Best Film / Two New Film Sections are Included in the Programme: “Signature” and “Portrait”.Already well established within the international culture scene, the goEast film festival is now extending its programme. In its 5th year the Wiesbaden-based festival presents two new film sections “Signature” and “Portrait”. ...

European Youth Film Festival of Flanders

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17th edition of the European Youth Film Festival of Flanders. From February 6th until February 13th, various screenings will take place in Antwerp and Bruges.The programme consists of the following:Feature films in Competition:*Immediate Boarding, Ella Lemhagen, Sweden, 2003*Villa Henriette, Peter Payer, Austria, 2004*Malabar Princess, Gilles Legrand, France, 2003*The Colour of Milk, Torun Lian, Norway, 2004*Fia!, Elsa Kvamme, Norway, 2003*Nasty Brats, Giacomo Campeotto, Denmark, 2003*The Fakir ...

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...

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...

Rotterdam needs you: young film critics invited

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7th IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics34th International Film Festival Rotterdam, 26 January – 6 February 2005The seventh IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics of the International Film Festival Rotterdam offers three young, motivated and talented film critics a chance to get acquainted with the festival and the cinema of the world. The project was created in 1998 motivated by the fact that young and upcoming film critics get less opportunities to explore this range of cinema an...

A View from the London bridge: Europe

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The Times bfi 48th London Film FestivaLOctober 20 to November 4Cinema Europa listingThe 7th Day (Spain, 2003) Two internationally renowned European talents, director Carlos Saura and writer Ray Loriga, collaborate on a powerful drama of love and revenge.Aaltra (Belgium, 2004) Shot in beautiful black and white CinemaScope, Aaltra is deliciously mordant black comedy and the ultimate wheelchair road movie.Aftermath (Denmark, 2004) Poignant and intense study of grief, the story of a young profession...

Mifed market calling for emerging talent

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II EMERGING EUROPEAN FILMMAKERS 71st MIFED (Oct. 12 – 16, 2004)On the occasion of 71st MIFED, the Mercato Internazionale del Cinema e del Multimediale [International Cinema and Multimedia Market], which will take place in Milan from the 12th to the 16th October 2004, the Ministero per I Beni e le Attività Culturali [Ministry of Cultural Property], the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia [National Film School] and Audiovisual Industry Promotion-MIFED are promoting the second edit...

More European efforts to tackle piracy

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EUROPEAN FILM AGENCIES TO SUPPORT ACCESSION COUNTRIESAND PRIORITISE COMMITMENT TO TACKLE PIRACYDuring their meeting held at BERLINALE Europe’s national film agencies have formally committed to support the 10 new European member states of the European Union in their efforts to develop their film industries. The directors of the film agencies of the current EU member states welcomed their counterparts from the accession countries at the weekend at a meeting in Berlin hosted by the Filmfoerderung...
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