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CineMart 2011 presents 33 film projects

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CineMart, the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s co-production market has selected 33 film projects (from 434 entries) which will be presented to approximately 850 possible co-financiers. These include projects from renowned filmmakers such as Jan Švankmajer, Carlos Reygadas, Alex van Warmerdam, Andrei Zvyagintsev and Sergei Loznitza. Furthermore, the selection consists of feature film debuts, films by competition filmmakers from preceding IFFR editions, films that received Hubert Bals F...

WINNERS of the 26th WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION The Jury: Antonia Bird, director (UK) – Chairwoman, Francois DaSilva, producer (France), Mike Downey, producer (UK), Andrzej Jakimowski, director/producer (Poland), Wolfram Skowronnek-Schaer, consultant/sales agent (Germany) gave the following awards: Warsaw Grand Prix, funded by the City of Warsaw: INCENDIES (Canada / France), dir. Denis Villeneuve; A rich, complicated story about sectarian hatred and family bonds that cannot be broken, a devastat...

Scorched, Canadian Film, Wins Top Prize at Warsaw Film Festival

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The Canadian film “Scorched” ("Incendies") by director Denis Villeneuve won first prize in the international competition at this year's Warsaw Film Festival.The results were announced at a press conference Saturday shortly after 2000h CET by chair of the jury, Antonia Bird.Olivier Masset-Depasse was named best director for his film "Illegal", a Belgian, Luxembourg, French co-production. The Special Jury Award went to the screenplay of "Peryferie" (Outbound), a R...

Milwaukee Short Film Festival highlights

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The film festival that was named "Best Local Festival" by the nationally renowned Moviemaker Magazine returns with an outstanding line up of International, National and Local films. On October 29th and 30th the 12th Annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival will show over 30 films in two days at the Lubar Auditorium in the Milwaukee Art Museum. On Friday October 29th The Milwaukee Short Film Festival focuses on Milwaukee Made films. The 5pm show features: Crossing The Lake by Jerry LaBay, The Violi...

47 European films receive EFP Film Sales Support for Toronto

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For the 6th year in a row, European Film Promotion (EFP) is assisting the marketing campaigns of European films through its Film Sales Support scheme (FSS) at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs September 9 - 19. Backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, 25 different European sales agents and two production companies are benefitting from the financial help for the promotion of 47 films this year. With an annual programme of close on 120 European fil...

Locarno festival Awards

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Concorso internazionale (International Competition) The Jury The official jury of the 63rd Festival del film Locarno: President: Eric Khoo, Filmmaker (Singapore) Golshifteh Farahani, Actress (Iran) Melvil Poupaud, Actor (France) Lionel Baier, Filmmaker (Switzerland) Joshua Safdie, Filmmaker (USA) Awarded the following prizes: Pardo d'oro (Golden Leopard) Grand Prize of the Festival, the City and Region of Locarno (90.000 chf to be shared equall...

Kickoff for FilmFestival Cottbus 20th edition

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  This year FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema celebrates a special anniversary: 20 years, a time during which the festival did not only expand its programme, but also improved its image to the point of being known as the world's most renowned film festival of East European cinema today. This year's festival motive combines traditional patterns from flags and crests into a new modern design. Cottbus at the Berlinale With the traditional East Eu...

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

POFF Film In Focus: WEDDING IN BESSARABIA

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The world premiere of a new film, particularly one from Romania, which has had a very high international profile of late, is a major event for a film festival. And here at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the arrival of a new Romanian talent, in a co-production that includes Romania, Moldova and Luxembourg, is an event worth noting. Napoleon Helmis (born in 1969, Topana, Romania) graduated the National Theater and Film's Art University in Bucharest  in 1996, where he c...

Tallinn Black Nights Festival revealed the international competition programmes

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13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF 26 november, 6 December) announced the competition programme. The festival will open with the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER EurAsia competition programme which takes place sixth year presents 21 movies. Official competition programme EurAsia:   MOON / Dir: Duncan Jones / Great Britain NEM VAGYOK A BARATOD / I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND / Dir: György Palfi / Hungary ENTER THE VOID / Dir:...

Tallinn Black Nights Fest announced the international competition programmes

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13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced the competition programme. Black Nights Film Festival main programme (27 November - 6 December) - International competition programme EurAsia and Tridens Baltic feature film competition. Informative side programmes include fiction and documentary features from previous 2 years, retrospective of a filmmaker, genre or studio, and focus on a country.Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. Tallinn is situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of F...

Tallinn Black Nights Fest announced the international competition programmes

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13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) published today the competition programme. EurAsia competition programme which takes place sixth year presents 21 movies. Official competition programme EurAsia:   MOON / Dir: Duncan Jones / Great Britain NEM VAGYOK A BARATOD / I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND / Dir: György Palfi / Hungary ENTER THE VOID / Dir: Gaspar Noe / France, Germany KASI AZ KORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH / NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS / Dir: Bah...

Testimonials from Rome Business Street / New Cinema Network

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723 accreditated professionals took part in the five-day-long Roman film market, The Business Street | Mercato Internazionale del Film, which opened on Thursday, October 15 in Via Veneto. Market venues included the Terrace at the Hotel Bernini Bristol; the Spazio Cinema at the Hotel Majestic, where conferences were held; the Casa del Cinema, the Levi'sҭov, and the Green House at the Auditorium.The Business Street is growing, with an increase in the number of countries represented and a 16%...

Europe's Finest - the first Digital Cinema Distribution Platform

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Europe's Finest takes over film package from Celluloid Dreams for digital distribution As of now the Cologne digital cinema distribution platform Europe's Finest is offering nine festival successes from the current slate of Celluloid Dreams in DCI-conform standard for direct booking for European digital cinemas. Among them are films such as BETTER THINGS, DEAD IN 3 DAYS, KILL DADDY GOODNIGHT, LET'S MAKE MONEY, WEDDING DIRECTOR, WHEN A MAN COMES HOME, and WHITE NIGHT WEDDING. All films wer...

The Prix Eurimages at the European Film Awards

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The winners of the third edition of the Prix Eurimages, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, were announced on Saturday at a lunch held in the framework of the “New Cinema Network” in Rome attended by a large number of professionals from the cinema industry.This year’s prize will go to two outstanding producers who have combined their efforts to develop and promote European cinema: Diana Elbaum and Jani Thiltges – two major names in in...

Projets sélectionnés pour l'Atelier d'expertises de Namur

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Projets sélectionnés pour l'Atelier d'expertises 6ème Forum de la productionOrganisé du 2 au 5 octobre 2009, lors du 24ème FIFF à Namur, l'atelier d'expertises - Forum de la production permettra aux producteurs et aux auteurs de 8 projets de film de bénéficier de 3 journées d'expertises auprès de professionnels aussi bien en matière de production que de réalisation.Le Comité de sélection a retenu les projets de longs métrages de fiction suivants :• Arthur le Preux de et produit ...

Portland Jewish Film Festival Programme

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17th Annual Jewish Film FestivalApril 16-26The NW Film Center and the Institute for Judaic Studies present the 17th annual Portland Jewish Film Festival. This year's films, while they express specific Jewish experiences, resonate beyond their cultural settings and speak to experiences and issues that confront our common humanity. 
This year's Festival is co-sponsored by the Jewish Review with individual program support from Cedar-Sinai, Neveh Shalom, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Port...

Sarasota Film Festival highlights

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The 11th Annual Regal Entertainment Group SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will get underway on Friday evening March 27, 2009 and run through Sunday, April 5, 2009. The Festival will be presented at Sarasota’s Hollywood 20 Cinemas with Opening Night at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Closing Night Tribute at the Sarasota Opera House, screenings and conversations at the Historic Asolo, and other area venues. This year’s Festival will present over 160 narrative, documentary and short films from t...

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...

Punto de Vista Docu Fest to screen 603

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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista Pamplona (Spain), 13-21 February 2009Over six-hundred -603- documentary films have been entered into the Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival. The event, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism-Príncipe de Viana Institution, will be held between 13 and 21 February 2009.227 documentary short films and 376 documentary feature films from 62 countries have entered the competition. Of the 603 films to compete in the Festival's o...

Official Selection Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

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Official Programme: 06 – 16 November 200814 Kilometros / 14 Kilometers95 Min. by Gerardo Olivares, SpainOnly 14 kilometres short is the distance between North Africa and Spain. Yet, the real distance for African emigrants to get to Europe is unconceivable to European coevals. This moving film accompanies two young Africans on their way to Europe.German PremiereAmanecer de un sueño / Awaking from a Dream96 Min. by Freddy Mas Franqueza, SpainMarcel was left by his mother when he was eight years...

World Film Festival Edition 6 ready to roll in Bangkok

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  A BRILLIANT selection of exciting, original and artistic films from all over the world will be presented at the 6th World Film Festival of Bangkok from October 24 to November 2, 2008. The programme includes classics from veteran directors and work by upcoming young bloods who bring fresh ideas to the screen. More than 70 films will cover different societies, cultures, history and politics. They will also present the personal visions and ideas of directors through the language of cin...

World Film Festival Edition 6 ready to roll in Bangkok

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A BRILLIANT selection of exciting, original and artistic films from all over the world will be presented at the 6th World Film Festival of Bangkok from October 24 to November 2, 2008. The programme includes classics from veteran directors and work by upcoming young bloods who bring fresh ideas to the screen. More than 70 films will cover different societies, cultures, history and politics. They will also present the personal visions and ideas of directors through the language of cinema. The film...

The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Award 2008

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The European Film Academy's People's Choice Award allows film fans across the continent to elect their favourite European film. As part of the European Film Awards, the People's Choice Award sheds a special spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience.Winners of the past include Pedro Almodóvar's VOLVER, Roberto Benigni's LA VITA E BELLA, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's AMÉLIE, Peter Cattaneo's THE FULL MONTY, and Fatih Akin’s HEAD-ON.The public vote for the People's Choice Award starts on...

VIFF 2008 Preview

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The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will be held from September 25 to October 10, 2008. VIFF is delighted to be able to bring to Vancouver many of the top prize-winners from the major world film festivals. Acclaimed earlier this year at Cannes were THREE MONKEYS (Turkey), for which Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Best Director award; IL DIVO, by Paolo Sorrentino, which won a Jury Prize; A CHRISTMAS TALE (France) by Arnaud Desplechin, which won a Special Prize; TULPAN (Russia/K...

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