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MEIFF - ABU DHABI, Announces ELAH and Gulf Region Films

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The Middle East International Film Festival – Abu Dhabi (MEIFF) today revealed its Closing Night Film, director Paul Haggis’s IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH, which is a story about a war veteran and his wife who are in search of their son, a soldier who recently returned from Iraq but has since gone missing. The Festival also named Nadine Labaki, director of CARAMEL, as the recipient of the Variety Middle East Filmmaker of the Year Award. In support of Emirati filmmakers, the Abu Dhabi Media Company ...

Makram Khoury replaces Gillies MacKinnon in the Copenhagen jury

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The Scottish film director Gillies MacKinnon has had to cancel his jury appointment at Copenhagen International Film Festival in the last minute, and he will be replaced by the Palestinian actor Makram Khoury."Gillies was offered to make a film in the 11th hour, which is going into pre-production immediately", explains Jacob Neiiendam, the festival's head of programming. "We are asking professional filmmakers to give up their free time to judge films for us, so it's natural that this kind of thi...

Meaningful Documentaries at DIFF 2007

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With 200 films from 77 different countries the Durban International Film Festival offers an unparalleled opportunity to enrich our understanding of the state of the contemporary world. This is particularly evident in the issue-based documentary programme. 55 film strong, the programme encompasses themes such as slavery; racism; gender struggles; the conflict in Palestine and Israel; South African social and political matters; the urban underground; the different faces and impacts of consumerism;...

Bahamas Fest calling for entries

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BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 6 - 13, 2007 Call for entry ends August 23, 2007:Applications Bahamas International Film Festival Come to Nassau and Paradise Island from December 6- 13 and join filmmakers and celebrites from around the world at the 4th edition of The Bahamas International Film Festival. The festival will entertain visitors with a diverse presentation of international films, unusual cultural experiences and fantanstic social events. Come and be a part of the fun! Ba...

2006 BIFF Competition & Audience Award Winners

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) wrapped up its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 10th, 2006, with its Awards presentation and Closing Night bash surrounded by the pools of sharks, colorful fish and stingrays nestled among the tropical beauty of the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, one of the festival’s Founding Sponsors along with the Islands of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. The Bahamas International Fi...

Aspen Shortsfest winners

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Aspen Shortsfest celebrated a diverse mix of short films including several world, North American and US premiers to the delight of audiences and dozens of film guests from around the world during its 16th edition. The top winners were The Substitute (Andrea Jublin, Italy) for Best Comedy, Fair Trade (Michael Dreher, Germany) for Best Drama, Never Like the First Time! (Jonas Odell, Sweden) and Yours Truly (Osbert Parker, UK), which share Best Animation and City (Topaz Adizes, USA) for Best Short ...

Politics at New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival

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New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival 2007, 2/23 – 3/4There is a constant creation of new film festivals defined by regional, thematic, distribution (such as video ipods), or other parameters, propelled by a large supply of production and an ever increasing number of new film makers. This phenomenon is caused by expansion of film schools, access to low cost production equipment, and last not least public and corporate funding for film festivals. By now it is hard to ascertain how many fes...

Oriental movies for English speakers in Geneva!

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For its 2007 edition, the Oriental Film Festival has selected a few movies in English or with English subtitles. Asia and society, Nadia Naffa, documentary, Jordan, 5’, DVD. A disabled woman fights for recognition in Jordan. Being Osama, Mahmoud Kaabour and Tim Schwab, documentary, Canada/Emirates, 2004, 42’, DVD. An intimate portrait of six men with different personal histories, interrests and personalities, but which have two things in common: their Arab origin, and a first name, Osama. Wh...

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival line up ready

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival founder, CEO and Artistic Director Nancy Buirski released the slate of eighty-three new documentaries chosen for New Docs: Films in Competition as well as the lineup of special programs and invited films. The attached document contains the full list of New Docs: Films in Competition, invited films and special programming. To celebrate Full Frame’s tenth anniversary, New Docs: Films in Competition reaches a record number with a mix of sixty-two features a...

Arabic / Asian highlights from New York Arab & South Asian Film Fest

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The 2007 New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival presented by Alwan for the Arts, opene in New York City Feb 23rd and runs through March 4th. Programmed by a diverse group of visual artists, political and cultural activists, writers and filmmakers, this year the Festival offers many ground breaking films and programs, unique cultural slants, as well as many cinematic “firsts”, which include:• First Saudi Arabian Feature film to be shown in US - Shadow of Silence, by Abdullah Al Muheisen...

Vaness Redgrave host of "Young Italy" in Hollywood

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The first time in Hollywood for the new 'young offspring' of Italian Cinema, Carlo Nero, Riccardo Scamarcio, Paolo Sorrentino, Fausto Brizzi and Daniele Liotti is going to take place under the honorable presence of Vanessa Redgrave at the opening night of 'Los Angeles, Italia - Film Fashion and Art Fest' on Sunday February 18th. The legendary British actress (Academy Award® Winner in 1978 for 'Julia' directed by Fred Zinnermann) is going to attend the special screening of 'The Fever' -on Sunday...

Bahamas Film Fest with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

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Though clouded by a lack of the customary Bahamian sun, this festival branded as ‘cinema in paradise’ and guided by ‘Spirit of Freedom’ and ‘New Visions” awards in the documentary and narrative sections completed its third edition at the upscale Atlantis Hotel on December 10th.Over a four day period more than 60 fifty films were screened including selections spotlighting recent Caribbean and Bahamanian film making, family oriented productions, and films in the Nicolas Cage Retrospe...

Bahamas BIFF Competition Awards

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 7 – 10, 2006The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) wrapped up its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 10th, 2006, with its Awards presentation and Closing Night bash surrounded by the pools of sharks, colorful fish and stingrays nestled among the tropical beauty of the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, one of the festival’s Founding Sponsors along with the Isl...

Bahamas Festival awards, another prize for Half Nelson

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL December 7 – 10, 2006 A Celebration Of Cinema In Paradise COMPETITION & AUDIENCE AWARDS The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) wrapped up its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 10th, 2006, with its Awards presentation and Closing Night bash surrounded by the pools of sharks, colorful fish and stingrays nestled among the tropical beauty of the Atlantis Paradise I...

Oliver Stone, Nabil El-Maleh and Shah Rukh Khan Selected as DIFF Honourees

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced this year’s festival will honour Oliver Stone, Nabil El-Maleh and Shah Rukh Khan for their outstanding contribution to cinema, as part of the DIFF Salutes programme. DIFF Salutes is a retrospective tribute that celebrates the work of distinguished film makers from Asia, the Arab world, and Hollywood. This follows last year’s In the Spotlight segment, which honoured Oscar-winning American actor Morgan Freeman, the Egyptian "king...

Dubai International Film Festival will honour Oliver Stone

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced this year’s festival will honour Oliver Stone, Nabil El-Maleh and Shah Rukh Khan for their outstanding contribution to cinema, as part of the DIFF Salutes programme. DIFF Salutes is a retrospective tribute that celebrates the work of distinguished film makers from Asia, the Arab world, and Hollywood. This follows last year’s In the Spotlight segment, which honoured Oscar-winning American actor Morgan Freeman, the Egyptian "king o...

The Bahamas International Film Festival

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 7 – 10, 2006The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) kicks off its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 7th – 10th, 2006. Festival attendees will delight in the nation’s tropical beauty and cultural charms thanks to Founding Sponsors Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and the Islands of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Audiences will enjoy BIFF screenings at the...

A Busy Weekend Of Films, Parties and Special Events

THE SHAPE OF WATER Friday, October 27----The excitement is certainly revving up at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) this weekend, with a torrent of challenging new films, well-loved classics and enough social events to fatigue even the most energetic party animal. The Festival has a reputation on the festival circuit as one that is high on discoveries, offering its sophisticated audiences a chance to discover new talents and ponder film themes and techniques. This weeken...

AMAL‘06 , the International Euro-Arab Film Festival

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The Araguaney Foundation is honoured to present you the 3rd edition of AMAL‘06 , the International Euro-Arab Film Festival, that will take place from the 20th to the 26th of October in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.This year’s official selection comprises 35 films: 27 films on the official selection: 12 short films, 11 documentaries and 4 long feature films plus other 8 invited films that will be screened. Please find attached a file with the list of the selected films.The exhibited films co...

The Films in Competition at Milano Fest

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Milano Film Festival - eleventh edition 15 - 24 September 2006The Films in CompetitionOne year of commitment. A thorough search among film schools, producers, distributors and independent festivals.From Mexico to Korea, from South Africa to Finland, from the United States to Palestine, from New Zealand to India, from Chiapas to France.More than 2000 films have been submitted from over 90 countries: among them, the selection committee has chosen the films that will take part in this year's editio...

Milano Fest preview

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MILANO FILM FESTIVAL 2006Eleventh edition15-24 September 2006Piccolo Teatro"A new start, towards something different, unexplored, unexpected. A festival for people that don't have any preconceptions, that are eager to be surprised."The submission deadline has passed, the selection is in progress. A thorough search through film schools, producers, distributors and independent festivals resulted in the submission of more than 2000 films from more than 90 countries: from Mexico to Palestine, from S...

Global Lens 2006 film series

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GLOBAL LENS 2006, May 5-12, 2006Global Lens 2006 film series provides an opportunity to share innovative works that have greatly impacted the international film community that would not otherwise be seen in the United States.Continuing its mission of promoting cultural diversity through the universal language of cinema, Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is proud to present the Global Lens 2006, a film series showcasing award-wining works from...

Aspen Shortsfest 2006 is a Wrap!

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Premiers, Packed Houses, Prestigious Jury Awards and More… Aspen Shortsfest celebrated an eclectic mix of short films including several world and North American premiers to big crowds and dozens of film guests from around the world during its 15th edition. Laughter, applause—even screams—could be heard throughout the festival in Aspen and Carbondale. The Audience Favorite Award was a 3-way split between The Danish Poet (North American premier, Torill Kove, Canada/Norway; animation), Mons...

Avenge but one of my two eyes wins in Roterrdam

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Documentary AVENGE BUT ONE OF MY TWO EYES by Avi Mograbi (France/Israel) wins last Amnesty International-DOEN Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2006The documentary AVENGE BUT ONE OF MY TWO EYES (Avi Mograbi, France/Israel 2005) is the winner of the Amnesty International-DOEN Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2006. Before an extra screening, the head of the jury Goran Paskaljevic will presented the human rights film award on Wednesday night February 1st at the...

GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL FUND SUPPORTS EIGHT PROJECTS

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GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL FUND SUPPORTS EIGHT PROJECTS For six years the Göteborg Film Festival in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) manage a fund that supports film makers living and working in countries in transition. During the next year a total amount of four million SEK will be distributed as development support, postproduction support and contributions towards training, education and organization of technical facilities in the film area. This ...

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