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Agnieszka Holland gets Life Time achievment Award at Cinefest

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She worked with the entrant Leonardo DiCaprio, the already recognized Andrzej Wajda, Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Carriere, Gerard Depardieu, Hanna Schygulla, Albert Finney, and Ed Harris. She won the Golden Globe and she was awarded for the Academy Award three times (most recently in this February). Agnieszka Holland, one of the most determinative figure of European cinema is the 9th Jameson CineFest’s lifetime achievement award winner. Ms. Holland is giving master class on 16 September in Mi...

Hollyshorts full line up of best shorts: A to Z

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FULL LINEUP FOR 8TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED 300 Projects In-Competition, 50 World Premieres---Short Form Content Representing 20 Countries 2012 HollyShorts Visionary Award Honoree Joe Carnahan Set To Present Special Screening of his  Paramount Pictures Acclaimed Feature Narc Preceded By the Showcase of His Short Film For Sale By Owner Fest Unleashes It's 2nd Annual HollyShorts Indie Film Summit With Panels and Case Studies from Producers Guild of America, Int...

The EFA Ambassadors

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  Moritz Bleibtreu actor, Germany One of the best-known German faces in international cinema, Moritz Bleibtreu first shot to international attention as Manni in Tom Tykwer’s RUN LOLA RUN (1998). He was nominated in 2001 for the EFA People’s Choice Award for THE EXPERIMENT by Oliver Hirschbiegel and is now nominated for European Actor for his role as Andreas Baader in THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX by Uli Edel. ...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

The EFA Board and Staff members

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The President Wim Wenders, director, Germany The Board: Chairman: Yves Marmion, producer, France Deputy Chairmen: Nik Powell, director of the National Film and Television School, UK Volker Schlöndorff, director, Germany Board Members: Chris Auty, producer, UK Bruno Chatelin, producer, France Adriana Chiesa di Palma, international distributor, Italy Daniela Ciancio , costume designer, Italy Helena Danielsson, producer, Sweden Mike Downey, producer, UK...

International Festival of Film Producers REGIOFUN

The International Festival of Film Producers REGIOFUN is the only event in Poland, and one of only three in Europe, devoted to the films created thanks to the support from Regional Film funds and financial assistance from cities.

In Katowice, for five October days, the viewers have an opportunity to watch the most interesting features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the world, which could never have been realized if it were not for modern ways of financing. From among thousands of titles, we carefully select those pictures which can delight and stir the audience, amaze them or amuse.

Moreover, REGIOFUN is a place of meetings and discussions for producers, directors, experts and representatives of Regional Film Funds from all over the world.

The second edition of Play Poland Film Festival in the UK

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In September this year a second edition of the biggest festival of contemporary Polish films will commence in the UK. This is Play Poland Film Festival organised by Polish Art Europe. The event will last for four months, until December 2012. It will take place in Great Britain, Ireland, Norway and Canada. Cinema goers will have the opportunity to see popular Polish movie productions (both full length and short) and exhibitions of the best film posters as well as to participate in meetings with...

Carax rides supreme in Karlovy Vary with Holly Motors in a trio of depressants

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KVIFF CAPSULE REVIEWS by Alex Deleon   The competition film “Zabic Bobra" (To Kill a Beaver) by Polish director Jan Jakub Kolski is a grisly psychological drama that tries to show what it is like inside the head of a returning professional soldier who cannot readjust to everyday life. Kolski, 56, has been described as a master of Polish “magical realism” and is certainly one of the few directors of his generation who can be called an auteur. At his press conference Kolski said ...

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The television crew is making a coverage from the gay pride parade in Krakow. Suddenly, the reporter sees a man willing to jump from the terrace at the main square. He's an ex-partner of a well-known celebrity...

All award winners of the 28th Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival 2012

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The decisions by the jurys and the audiences were awaited and anticipated anxiously. The award winners of the 28. Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival were presented with their prizes this evening. The award ceremony’s host was our regular presenter Ruth Rockenschaub, who traditionally combined casualness and festivity. The Egyptian director Ahmed Ghoneimy was awarded the Jury Prize of the International Competition (Hamburg Short Film Prize) for his film BAHARI. The jury stated, tha...

Krakow Film Festival awards

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JURY VERDICTS   INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION   Having seen all the competition films, the International Documentary Competition Jury of the 52nd Krakow Film Festival consisting of: Jacek Bławut – the chairman (Poland), Luciano Barisone (Switzerland), Hedva Goldschmidt (Israel), Truls Lie (Norway), Peter Torbiörnsson (Sweden) have decided to award:   GOLDEN HORN for the Director of the Best Film - Peter Gerdehag, the director of WOMEN W...

2012 Twin Rivers Film and Media Festival Announce Screening Schedule

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    Siberia Monamour to screen at Twin Rivers Media Festival19th ANNUAL TWIN RIVERS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2012 FESTIVAL LINEUP   The 19th Annual season of The Twin Rivers Media Festival(TRMF) will celebrate this year with the latest in independent feature, documentary, short and animated films.  The festival runs from May 25th – May 27th 2012 in with features films screening each Friday night until June 22, 2012 at the Phil Mechani...

SYLWIA JUSZCZAK awarded Best Actress at the First Imphal International short Film Festival

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The first edition of Imphal International Short Film Festival (IISFF), held from April 15-18th, 2012, at Rupmahal Theatre concludes with the screening of 15 International films and 29 Regional films. However, 18 short films in Hindi category are not available for public screening due to ban on screening of Hindi films by the Manipur based insurgent groups. The festival that concluded last evening (April 18) ended with “The Bare Foot Leader” from Iran before culminating into the ...

‘The Forlorn’ opened the first Imphal International Short Film Festival

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‘The Forlorn’, a psychological thriller directed by Saptaswa Basu opened the first Imphal International Film Festival at the Rupmahal Theatre in Manipur capital Sunday. The festival will continue for four days. ‘The Forlorn’, a Bengali film, features iconic actor from Bengal and Dadasaheb Phalke award winner Soumitra Chatterjee in a lead role. "A total of 61 short films have participated in the film festival. There are a total of 45 short films made by Indian filmmakers a...

Selected Short Films Screened at First Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012

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The Imphal Film Festival organising committee formally declared the shortlisted short films to be screened at the First Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012 (April 15-18th, 2012) at Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal, Manipur, starting 2:00 PM.  Filmmakers whose films are not included in the first list must wait for the second list. Congratulations to all those filmmakers whose films have been selected as the official entry at IISFF 2012. SHORTLISTED SHORT FILMS (INDIAN ENTRIES)...

Cinema City - International Film And New Media Festival to host EFA Board meeting during the festival

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CINEMA CITY - The whole town is a cinema! The new edition of Cinema City International Film Festival will be held from June 16 to June 23, 2012 in Novi Sad. During those eight days, Novi Sad will once again become cinema city with rich film, music and academic programmes. The programme concept of the festival covers film, music, and academic programme, which take place at more than 20 locations in Novi Sad. Film programme will present 14 selections of domestic and foreig...

Interview with Malgoska Szumowska and Joanna Kulig, the director/co-writer and young co-star of “Elles” at Tribeca 2012

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Fest 21 (Suzanne Lynch) sat down with Malgoska Szumowska and Joanna Kulig, the director/co-writer and young co-star of ELLES, a film in which Juliette Binoche plays a journalist from Elle magazine (and bourgeouis housewife) who becomes too close to her subjects while researching an article on student prostitution in Paris. The film (which hints at voyeurism repeatedly in brief gotcha moments) features a stringy-haired and perpetually stressed-out Anne (as tightly plugged int...

INTERVIEW WITH MALGOSKA SZUMOWSKA & JOANNA KULIG of “Elles” at Tribeca 2012 Festival

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Fest 21 (Suzanne Lynch) sat down with Malgoska Szumowska and Joanna Kulig, the director/co-writer and young co-star of ELLES, a film in which Juliette Binoche plays a journalist from Elle magazine (and bourgeouis housewife) who becomes too close to her subjects while researching an article on student prostitution in Paris. The film (which hints at voyeurism repeatedly in brief gotcha moments) features a stringy-haired and perpetually stressed-out Anne (as tightly plugged into her...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL • MORE EXTENSIVE PROGRAMMES FROM THE FESTIVAL EVERYDAY!!! Festival audience had another tiresome but enjoyable day. It was a day full of presentations and events! • PRESS MEETING WITH THE JURY National Competition Jury met with the press yesterday at 10.00, and afterwards the International Competition Jury was before the press at 11.00. During the press meeting with the moderator Azize Tan, Istanbul Film Festival director, questions w...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL(09.04.2012) • A FULL WEEK AGAIN!!! Second week of the festival presents a programme even more intense than the first day. • STREET DOGS FROM THE DIRECTOR WITH GOLDEN PALM Who remembers the street dogs exterminated in 1910 for the sake of modernisation? How is the life for street dogs today and how will it be in the future? Director Serge Avédikian looks for an answer to that question... Dogs Story was at 11.00 at Fitaş 1 with the pa...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (08.04.2012) • WE HAD A LONG AND JOYFUL SUNDAY A gleeful Sunday with the festival continuing full-force and screenings becoming even more attractive with the participation of the directors. Besides a panel discussion and a film chat, directors met with their audiences again. • GAININGS OF THE JOURNEY WITH AVÉ Story of the relationship between 17-year-old Avé and alienated art student Kamen starting with a hitchhike and continuing with lies was ...

13 films competing for the Golden Lions award at the 37th Film Festival in Gdynia, Poland

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13 films will compete this year for the Golden Lions award in the Main Competition at the 37th Film Festival in Gdynia, Poland running 7-12 may 2012. The Festival will run from 7 through 12 of May. On 5th April the Organizational Committee of the 37th Gdynia Film Festival accepted the following films to be screened in the Main Competition. Among the candidates for the award there are seven premieres, three debuts, and one film is the second film by its...

Robert Wieckiewicz is in Istanbul, interview on 04.04.2012.

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- In Courage, you had to act a man who was in essence a coward, and in In Darkness, your character is quite courageous in contrast. Their inner conflicts are so powerful. But how was the transition from to the other considering the small time between the two shoots? That’s my job and I find it more interesting to play various characters. I like to change, that’s why I am an actor. I am known in Poland for playing “though” guys. The director of Courage surprised me because...

New name for Polish fest: T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival

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  Poland’s biggest film event and one of the key festivals in Central and Eastern Europe has changed the name to T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival after the current main sponsor, the local mobile operator Era, has changed its brand to T-Mobile. Since 2003, the festival was known as Era New Horizons but after introducing the global brand of T-Mobile to Poland in2011, Era was dropped from the name of the 11. edition of the Wrocław-based event. Now, the name of the...

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