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CICFF Announced 2010 Winners!

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October 31, 2010.- The 27th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival  congratulates the winners of.more than 30.awards presented at the Festival's American Airlines Closing Night Awards Presentation on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema. Filmmakers from around the world came to watch the most acclaimed films of the  Festival and to celebrate ten days of workshops, discussions, and life-changing movies. Films from Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Fin...

The 41st Forum: Cracks in the Facade

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A surprisingly large number of films in the programme of the 41st Berlinale Forum revolve around family, relationships and identity. Although exploring the human psyche is the number one subject for independent filmmakers from the whole world, the majority of these films in this year's selection can also be read politically within the context of social change and political upheaval.   In this way, artist Kelvin K. Park's documentary Cheonggyecheon Medley places the threatened demolition of a tr...

The Competition of the 61st Berlinale complete line up of films

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The selection for the Competition programme of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival has been completed. It includes 22 films, 16 of which will be competing for the awards. In addition there will be two special screenings: In solidarity with the convicted Iranian director Jafar Panahi, his film Offside will be presented on February 11, the anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. Also, the European premiere of Werner Herzog's 3D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams will be shown as a...

Former Tiger competitors bring new films in ‘Return of the Tiger'

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To mark its 40th anniversary, the International Film Festival Rotterdam is screening a selection of films made this year by former Tiger Award candidates, in its Return of the Tiger programme. Aimed at bringing new, unknown and innovative filmmakers to the attention of audiences and international film professionals, the Tiger Awards Competition has been a major feature of the IFFR since 1995.   This Return of the Tiger program will be accompanied by a one-off award, the Return of the Tiger A...

The Competition of the 61st Berlinale complete line up of films

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  The selection for the Competition programme of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival has been completed. It includes 22 films, 16 of which will be competing for the awards. In addition there will be two special screenings: In solidarity with the convicted Iranian director Jafar Panahi, his film Offside will be presented on February 11, the anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. Also, the European premiere of Werner Herzog's 3D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams will be shown...

The King's Speech closing Ffff fff Film - Rotterdam IFFR 2011

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The King's Speech, that took a Golden Globe yesterday for Best Dramatic Actor (Colin Firth) has been selected as Closing Night Film of the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam. The Closing Night screening on Saturday February 5 will be preceded by the announcement of two festival prizes awarded by the festival audience: the UPC Audience Award for Best Festival Film and the Dioraphte Award for Best Festival Film supported by the IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund.   Tom Hooper's The King's...

Berlinale 41st Forum: cracks in the facade

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The 41st Forum: Cracks in the Facade A surprisingly large number of films in the programme of the 41st Berlinale Forum revolve around family, relationships and identity. Although exploring the human psyche is the number one subject for independent filmmakers from the whole world, the majority of these films in this year’s selection can also be read politically within the context of social change and political upheaval. In this way, artist Kelvin K. Park’s documentary Cheonggyecheon Medley p...

Film festival Go Short focuses on Dutch talent

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For its third edition film festival Go Short will put the spotlight on three talented Dutch directors: Arne Toonen, Hanro Smitsman (winner of the Golden Berlin Bear Award in 2007) and Danyael Sugawara. Also there will be a special selection of stop-motion films and Portuguese shorts. Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen will take place from 16-20 March 2011 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.Dutch talentThe Dutch filmmakers Arne Toonen, Hanro Smitsman and Danyael Sugawara have done se...

When Gustav Met Sigmund

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  Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made  a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design foun...

When Gustav Met Sigmund

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Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design founder Walter Gropius (wi...

V Batumi International Art-house Film Festival awards

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Main  International Competition Section prizesThe head of the main section’s international Jury was famous Polishfilmmaker - Zbignev Rybchinski, and the rest of jury were JudithBlackburn - Chicago Irish Film Festival  Director (USA), BojidarManov  - Film Critic, Bulgaria, NinoKirtadze  - Film maker, Georgia, SiddiqBarmak  - Film maker, Afghanistan. Grand Prix -  Another Skyby Dimitri Mamulia, Russia, 2010Best Feature Film - Nothing Personal by UrszulaAntoniak, Ireland/Netherlands, 2...

Berlinale Generation Juries and Programme

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A total of 59 films from 32 countries have been selected for the competition of Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus. They include many works by directors who were guests of Generation in previous years, as well as an extraordinary number of feature film debuts. Juries The Generation International Jury presents the awards of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk valued at 10,000 Euros. Five personalities have been invited to be on the jury: Hong Kong Chinese producer and director Mabel Cheung produced...

Rotterdam announces full lineup Tiger Awards Competitions

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Fourteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2011. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal top prizes of each 15,000 euro, includes three world premieres. Two competing films have been supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2011 comprises twenty-eight films, ranging in length from six to fifty-two minutes. Five short films will see their world premieres in Rotterd...

Sundance Channel Europe & Asia Celebrate the Sundance Film Festival With a 10-Night Special Programming Event

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  - On-Air Film Festival Airs 21-30 January Sundance Channel will celebrate the world renowned Sundance Film Festival in Europe and Asia with a 10-day lineup of films spanning the Festival's rich history, with new titles airing each night. The special programming event, which runs 21-30 January and coincides with the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, will also feature the Sundance Channel premieres of selections from last year's Festival, the award-winning His & Hers and the nominated T...

20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Fest Lineup

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By Maria Esteves – January 3, 2011 The 20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF2011) will commence January 12-27, 2011, at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase world cinema that explores the Jewish experience. This year's festival celebrating it’s 20th anniversary will consist of 30 features (narratives, documentaries), and 5 shorts, along with panel discussions, gala receptions, a...

20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Fest Lineup

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By Maria Esteves – January 3, 2011 The 20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF2011) will commence January 12-27, 2011, at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase world cinema that explores the Jewish experience. This year's festival celebrating it’s 20th anniversary will consist of 30 features (narratives, documentaries), and 5 shorts, along with panel discussions, gala receptions, and spe...

DocPoint celebrates its 10th anniversary with classics and interesting newcomers

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  10th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place in January, from the 25th to 30th 2011.  To celebrate the 10th anniversary, DocPoint presents a series of 10 Finnish Documentary Classics besides new Finnish documentaries and international winners and bestsellers.   One of the new Finnish films is Mantas Kvedaravicius's debut film Barzakh, produced by Aki Kaurismäki. The film is about a Chechen city where a man disappears after the war. As daily life goes on,...

The Jury for DIFF 2010 Human Rights Film Network Award

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The award introduced in 2009, is aimed at encouraging and promoting films that address human rights issues. At DIFF 2010, 10 films will vie for the honours. Judging the submissions for the HRFN award is Kebour Genna of the Addis International Film Festival; Taco Ruighaver, Director, the Movies that Matter Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Syrian filmmaker Sawsan Darwaza, whose films depict the harsh realities of life in strife-torn areas of the Middle East yet with a powerful messag...

Changing Locations and the First Films in Berlinale Generation

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In February, some 60 feature and short films will celebrate their premieres at the House of World Cultures, Generation’s new main venue. Twelve feature-length films have already been confirmed. “With each film our excitement about the House of World Cultures is mounting. We want to invite Berlinale visitors to a change of location, in a spectacular cinema, and to the greatly diverse settings in our films,” says section director Maryanne Redpath.In Shanza shu zhi lian, Zhang Yimou - master ...

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...

The last day of Bulkin wins 6th BuSho

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It barely happens on a film festival that both the student and the main jury golden prize being won by the same film. It explains all that without doubt there was one film above the rest in the competition that experts agreed on to be the best. In 2010 on the 6th BuSho festival this is exactly what happened: the Russian made ‘The last day of Bulkin’ took all main prizes in the Vörösmarty cinema. An employee of some society works house-to-house. He’s going to people who have to die this d...

Wenders in competition for the Berlinale 2011 with Pina

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The first eight titles for the Competition programme of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival have been confirmed. In addition to the opening film True Grit by Joel and Ethan Coen (which is screening out of competition, as announced in the press release on December 7, 2010) another seven productions and co-productions have been selected. They include films from Turkey, the Netherlands, Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the USA.So far the following films have been selected:Biz...

Mohamed's Son or Babylon

On December 08, 2010, The Son of Babylon screened for a packed Olympia Theater in Thessaloniki. The majority stayed for a fascinating Q and A with visionary director Mohamed Al-Daradji   "Mohamed Al-Daradji, born in 1978 in Iraq, was recently awarded the title of Middle East Filmmaker of the Year by Variety, a prestigious moniker befitting the industrious and prolific director, producer and c

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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  After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin Ameri...

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the ...

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