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NY Asian Film Fest line up

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2007: June 22 ­ July 8 June 22 ­ July 5 @ the IFC Center(323 Sixth Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets) July 5 ­ 8 @ Japan Society(333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Full write-ups are available at:http://www.subwaycinema.com/ The final line-up for the New York Asian Film Fest. More guests, more movies, more fun! SPECIAL GUESTSDirector E. J-Yong of DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS will be attending Director Shusuke Kaneko of DEATH NOTE and DEATH NOTE: THE LA...

Seattle International Film Festival in action

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The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) may not be the most glamorous or glitzy of int'l film festivals, but it is probably the one with the longest running time in captivity, this year straddling the calendar from May 25 to June 17 -- a total of 24 consecutive days or, roughly, three and a half weeks, more than twice the duration other major festivals. During this period, on heavy days when there are five ascreenings each at six widely scattered theatyers in the city, a bewildered film b...

Yasmin Ahmad retrospective at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies

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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is presenting a retrospective of the acclaimed Malaysian film director Yasmin Ahmad at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. The retrospective will screen all four of her feature films, including MUKSHIN, her latest film, which won two prizes at this year's Berlin Film Festival. The retrospective will also screen Ahmad's "Orked" trilogy, which explores love, religion and race in a multi-cultural Malay...

Cinequest 17 Wraps

Monday, March 12—The Cinequest Film Festival may not generate buzz about industry distribution deals or celebrity sightings, but a record-breaking 70,102 indie film lovers joined several hundred filmmakers and technology innovators in downtown San Jose for the 12-day salute to all things maverick. Writer-director-cinematographer Stephane Gauger, Executive Producer Timothy Linh Bui (director of GREEN DRAGON, co-producer of THREE SEASONS) and actor Cat Ly (JOURNEY FROM THE FALL) closed the festi...

Cinequest Film Festival 17 closed

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Cinequest Film Festival 17 closed last Sunday night with the Vietnamese film Owl and the Sparrow in the capital of the Silicon Valley after 12 days of showcasing 160 films. Over 40 features and over 40 shorts were World, North American or United States premieres. Several hundred filmmakers and a collection of distributors came in from around the globe, and over 70,000 film fans were in attendance. This year’s festival broke attendance records and was about true discovery, empowerment through k...

Maverick Spirit Events

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Globally unique in its concept, the seventeenth edition of the Cinequest Film Festival presents an event that goes beyond the traditional concept of “film festival," providing the world of independent and foreign filmmakers, technology innovators, students and film lovers with a revolution of discovery, empowerment and distribution. Cinequest Film Festival is not only a platform to premiere films and celebrate talent, but Cinequest Distribution is a viable option to reach a worldwide audi...

Rotterdam Film Festival Winners

Friday, February 9----Four films shared the top Festival prizes at the Rotterdam Film Festival, which ended its 36th edition this past Sunday. Top winners of the VPRO Tiger Awards include: LOVE CONQUERS ALL (Tan Chui Mui, Malaysia), THE UNPOLISHED (Pia Marais, Germany), BOGS OF BEASTS (Baixo Des Bestas, Brazil) and AFR (Morten Hartz Kapler, Denmark). Each winner received a 10,000 Euro cash prize, as well as a guaranteed broadcast by Dutch public television network VPRO. In other prizes, FOURT...

Hawai Film Fest Awards Golden Orchid toLove for Share

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LIST OF AWARDS1 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID FOR BEST FEATURE FILM LOVE FOR SHARE (director Nia Dinata, Indonesia)2 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY TIME AND TIDE (directors Julie Bayer and Josh Salzman, Tuvalu, USA) Special jury award for SHARKWATER (director Rob Stewart, Canada)3 FILM IN HAWAII AWARD LOST4 NETWORK FOR PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA AWARD 4:30 (director Royston Tan, Singapore)5 EASTMANN KODAK AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY Matthew Libatique, ASC6 ...

AnimaMadrid 06 in action

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63 short films, 6 full-length films and 23 animated series will compete for 42,500.00 euros in prizes in the Official Section of ANIMADRID 06 From September 29 to October 6, 2006 www.animadrid.com - The Festival is growing and has received the greatest number of entries for the competition in its seven years of existence. - ANIMADRID 06 has also proven itself to be one of the most thought-provoking arenas for parallel animation activities in Spain, which continue to increase ...

The Cinemas of East Asia program at Vancouver Fest

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Festival Director Alan Franey and programmer Tony Rayns today announced that the 25th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 39 features, three mid-length films and 35 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda of Research Capital, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the preeminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will featu...

The winners of the three prizes in the Open Doors

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The winners of the three prizes in the Open Doors section were announced: two Indonesian projects (The Photograph by Nan Achnas and Jermal by Ravi Bharwani) and one from Malaysia (Living Quietly by Tan Chui Mui). Southeast Asia is the focus for this year's Open Doors. 11 projects were chosen from the 50 entered from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. During this fourth Open Doors workshop they were presented to potential producers and co-producers from around the world and from Europe ...

Locarno focus on Southeast Asia "Open Doors"

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11 projects from Southeast Asia invited to Locarno “Open Doors underscores in a practical way one of the Festival’s vocational objectives – to bring together film cultures and traditions that are different or distant from each other,” notes Frédéric Maire, Locarno’s new artistic director, “and, with effect from this year, the section is to enjoy a higher profile within the Festival”.The Open Doors workshop, thanks to the support of the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Develo...

Perhaps Love Lavish musical picks up No. 1 Chinese Film

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Perhaps Love was named Best Chinese Picture of 2005 by Taiwan's Chinese Critics Association separately Zhou Xun was voted Best Actress by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society at the12th annual awards presentation ceremony. Distributed worldwide (except China) by Celestial Pictures, Perhaps Love is on general theatrical release across Asia. Not only did the film outperform all other musicals including Chicago, Moulin Rouge, and Phantom of The Opera in Hong Kong and Malaysia, the title also bec...

45 film projects selected for Rotterdam CineMart 2006

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45 film projects selected for CineMart 2006 (29 January – 2 February) • Former CineMart Projects in official selection Rotterdam 2006The 23rd CineMart has announced its selection of forty-five independent film projects. The world’s first and largest co-production market will include new productions by established art house directors such as Pablo Trapero, Guy Maddin, Alexej German jr and Li Yang. CineMart expects some 800 guests to attend, including decision making executives from all majo...

NYC Home Film Festival returns to Big Apple for 2 days

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"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"THE NYC HOME FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 29-30, 2005The eagerly awaited seventh semi-annual NYC Home Film Festival (NYC HFF) announces its return to Manhattan for two days of short film screenings on Tuesday, November 29 at Coda Lounge (34 East 34th Street) and Wednesday, November 30 at Pioneer (Bar 218 Bowery). The NYC HFF is recognized as a festival for emerging and established filmmakers, industry insiders, and those who appreciate entertainment in all its f...

Perhaps Love Best Foreign Film at the Queens Fest

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Perhaps Love takes home Best Foreign Language Film Award at the Queens International Film Festival Lavish musical romantic drama rallies support in pre-Oscars movePeter Ho-Sun Chan’s new film Perhaps Love was voted the Best Foreign Language Film on the closing night of the third annual Queens International Film Festival (QIFF), which took place in New York from November 17th to 20th. Perhaps Love competed against four other international entries in the Best Foreign Language Film category, inc...

22 films nominated for Singapore Asian Festival of 1st films

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Twenty-two first films will vie for nine awards across eight categories namely Best Producer, Best Director/Best Film, Best Cinematographer, Best Actor and Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Writer (Script/Screenplay), Best Documentary and Best Director of Documentary at the Asian Festival of 1 st Films (AFFF). The AFFF is the world’s first annual film and documentary festival to celebrate the best of first-time films as well as producers, directors, writers, cinematographers, actors and doc...

The Forsaken Land wins at Bangkok

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The Forsaken Land, a controversial film set in war-torn Sri Lanka, has won Best Picture award at Bangkok’s 3rd annual World Film Festival (WFF) which ends today (Monday 24 October).The Forsaken Land : Directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara and produced by Philippe Avri, the film had already achieved international recognition by winning the Camera d’Or award at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, was selected at Toronto and was a clear favourite with Thai audiences.“Cannes was extremely kind ...

Ghent opens in a week with focus on Russia and Activism

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This year's Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent is proud to announce David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen (History of Violence), François Ozon and Jeanne Moreau (Time To Leave), and Mike Leigh, one of contemporary Britain's most renowned directors, as expected guests. Leigh makes remarkable films, known for their levelheaded, unsensational portrayals of topics that would become four-hankie "message" melodramas in the hands of mainstream directors. This "slice-of-life" realism of Leigh ...

Far East Film Festival, Udine Italy

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It is the largest panorama of Asian film in the world, and it starts April 22 and runs through April 29. The opening film: "A World Without Thieve"s, by Feng Xiaogang, China, stars mainland China’s Ge You, Hong Kong’s Andy Lau, and Taiwan’s René Liu Ruo-ying. Mystery, comedy, action adventure, spiritual odyssey, romance--all rolled into one film by China's box office master Feng Xiaogang! The film involves a train ride with a Buddhist temple painter and a band of thieves. The love story b...

Créteil Films de Femmes Festival Honors Asian Women Directors

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The 27th international women's film festival held outside Paris in Créteil that ran March 11- 20 demonstrates that the panorama of world cinema featuring powerful portraits of women continues. This under the excellent eye of director Jackie Buet! A first for the festival was the invitation of some of the Asian countries for a special spotlight on women filmmakers for that regions. For the first time also, a spotlight on experimental work by Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki. The two Greek ...

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...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival awards

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47 575 viewers attended the 8th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended last Sunday.The Black Nights Film Festival (BNFF) with its 3 sub-festivals (Sleepwalkers’ Student Film Festival, Children and Youth Film Festival “Just Film” and Animation film festival “Animated Dreams”) showed altogether 553 films in 563 screenings. The festival took place in 4 towns (besides Tallinn and Tartu selected programmes were presented in Viljandi and Pärnu too), in 21 cinema theatres.This year th...

Short Shorts Film Festival Asia Awards

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Short Shorts Film Festival Asia AwardsThe Closing Ceremony of the first Short Shorts Film Festival Asia was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography on Sunday, 31 October, 2004. It was well attended by filmmakers, all members of the jury, representatives of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and general audience. The results were announced on stage by the 5-person jury. As anticipated by many, Korean works swept the boards and the jury commended the Korean government's wholehearted s...

Next Hubert Bals Fund Spring Selection of 39 projects

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Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund Spring Selection 2004 supports 39 film projectsIn the Spring 2004 Selection Round, the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) grants a total of Euro 525,000 (USD 642,000) to thirty-nine non-Western film-makers. Among the films receiving distribution grants are Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll's WHISKY (a former CineMart Project) and IFFR 2004 Competition discovery DAYS OF SANTIAGO. VISITING UNCLE IDRIZ, the opening film of the Sarajevo...
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