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Claudia Cardinale: An actor lives many different lives

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Claudia CardinaleIn the past couple of years you haven’t been appearing on the big screen that often, perhaps you don’t have offers for the more interesting roles that you want? Claudia Cardinale: That’s not true; I have been involved in various productions in recent years, mainly by younger directors. Last year I worked in Tunisia, which was the backdrop for Mehdi Ben Attia’s film Le fil, Istanbul (Signora Enrica) and then in New York for Joy de V. by a student of Werner Herzog. ...

Ben Berkowitz: We had been working with some really unique underground artists

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Ben Berkowitz 10 years ago Ben Berkowitz made his debut as a film director with a movie called Straightman (Benzfilm, 2001). The story in the film is about the friendship between a straight guy and a gay, but without any Hollywood clichés about falling in love, having sex, ect. ‘Just the story about two friends – one of them likes women, the other likes men – that’s it’, as the director describes it. Berkowitz’s intention in this film was to show the possible relationship bet...

SCript East in Cannes

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During one-week long, final ScripTeast' session at Cannes Film Festival, scriptwriters are having meetings with the producers and distributors, as well as they have a chance for last consultations with Heads of Studies. They have occasions to attend the festivals’ screenings, conferences and participate in the festival events. After a very intensive start with pitching training done by David Matamoros from Zentropa Spain, ScripTeast writers use the possibility of presenting pos...

Festivals organizers attending the panels and wine tasting FUTURE OF FESTIVAL MAY 15

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The festival will be represented in style with a crowd of 100  Cinando POFF POFF filmfestivals.com Vilnius International Film Festival  Vilnius International Film Festival  FESTIVAL PARIS CINEMA CentEast Market Warsaw  Toronto International Film Festival FEMI REGENSBURGER KURZFILMWOC...

Meet Inessa- ÉCU Intern From Russia

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Hi, everyone! My name is Inessa and I came from Russia to Paris especially for the ÉCU Film Festival 2011, mostly because I was interested to learn more about the filmmaking process! It was my first experience at a film festival and I was happy to become part of the team. Before the event Kadi helped me to become part of the staff by giving me some interesting jobs such as drawing up databases about cinematography in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Poland.After that I came to Paris in April…it w...

Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners

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  Trans Atlantic Partners tags impressive slate of producers for third annual co-production training opportunity Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners, co-presented by Canada's Strategic Partners, Germany's Erich Pommer Institut and New York's Independent Filmmaker Project. The impressive list of producers will take part in the 2011 event - an intensive, three-module film training program...

Impatient waiting will end at the Festival

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  Impatient waiting will end at the Festival Ingenious directors are heading for Flying Broom again this year to halt the impatient waiting of the festival followers.  Doris Dörrie, Margarethe von Trotta, Iciar Bollain, Tahmineh Milani, Dorota Kędzierzawska and Marta Meszaros will meet film lovers with the best examples of their own cinemas on 5-12 May at 14th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival. Flying Broom will present to its followers a week fu...

SUBMISSIONS OPEN - Random Film Festival

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Submissions open for International Random Film Festival 2011 Dear filmmakers all over the globe,We are happy to invite you to submit your film to the 2nd edition of the International Random Film Festival (IRFF).Submitting is easy though our new website: www.randomfilmfest.com/submit *** Deadline for online submissions: 31 May 2011 *** GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 1) You have to have the rights to distribute the film you are submitting.2) Only one entry per director is allowed....

Jerzy Skolimowski president of the Jury at Off Plus Camera

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World famous Polish filmmaker will be the president of the “Making Way” competition, with the prize of $100.000.Jerzy Skolimowski, the recent victor of the Polish Film Academy Awards the Eagles 2011 for “Essential Killing” is the president of the Jury in the Main Competition “Making Way” of the International Festival of Independent Cinema.“Since the beginnings of the Off Plus Camera film festival, our main goal was to make the president of the main Jury a Pole. Until now, the post ...

Krakow plays great host with OFF PLUS CAMERA

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I thouroughly enjoy my visit to the OFF PLUS CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema (april 8-17) It is one of the most important and, at the same time, youngest film festivals in Poland. It takes place annually in Krakow as a part of the Krakow Municipality’s cultural project called The Six Senses.Two things strike me mostly: first you cannot escape knowing a festival is happening in this (georgeous) city, posters, flags, exhibits...everywhere amrking the event. That is so rare he...

2 DAYS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO RUBY MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL!

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Ruby Mountain Film Festival, Elko, NV April 15, 2011 - Late Deadline     RUBY MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL Elko, Nevada - USA August 11 to 14, 2011   The RUBY MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (RMFF) presents a full range of independent and student films from across the globe against the backdrop of the ruggedly beautiful Ruby Mountains in Northeastern Nevada. This four-day event promises to uncover cinematic treasures ...

HumanDOC International Documentary Film Festival GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT IN CINEMA

2nd HumanDOC International Documentary Film Festival: GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT IN CINEMA

 

 We are pleased to invite all filmmakers and TV producers who would like to take part in the HumanDOC International Documentary Film Festival:Global Development in Cinema. The festival will be held in Warsaw, Poland from November 12th -17th 2011 at Kinoteka in Palace of Culture & Science in Warsaw.

Through the screenings of selected productions we would like to bring our festival audience closer to current problems of people living in developing nations, and to provide them with deeper insights into the politics
of global development and various issues related to international aid for economically depressed countries.


We are looking for original, wise and objective productions (documentaries, reportages and social advertising) that will increase the awareness of the viewers on problems of injustice and depravation in developing nations. What we seek are productions that will raise important questions about the state of our contemporary world, and urge people to reflect on the meaning of help for those in need.

We are looking for:
* Documentary films,
* TV Reportages,
* Social advertising/campaigns related to developmental issues.

We are especially interested in themes such as:
1. Interdependence of the Global North and Global South.
2. The ones set out in the UN Millennium Development Goals.
3. Everyday problems of people living in developing countries.
4. Examples of help brought by donors, international organizations, governmental agencies and NGOs - both positive and those who have not been successful.
5. Social advertising/campaigns about UN Millennium Development Goals or development issues.

The Festival will present the best documentaries and commercials on subjects related to developing nations from around the world. We would like to show productions that increase the awareness about the countries' dependency on international aid. We hope that people who will participate in our festival will learn about how global issues affect the everyday lives of people and societies around the world, and how each and every one of us can get involved and make a positive change for people in poorer nations.

www.festival.humandoc.net

Starting date: May 31, 2011
Closing date: July 31, 2011
Preview copy: only DVD (in English or with English subtitles)
 
DVD with films and completed submission form please deliver to our office:
 
HumanDoc Foundation
Al. KEN 46 / mailbox 107
02-797 Warsaw
Poland
festival@humandoc.net

AWARDS:

GRAND PRIX FOR THE BEST FOREIGN FILM:
1.    The Jury of the Festival will award the best documentary filmmaker (the director and/ or the producer of the best film).

GRAND PRIX FOR THE BEST POLISH FILM:
2.    The Jury of the Festival will award the best documentary filmmaker (the director and/ or the producer of the best film).

THE AUDIENCE AWARD:
3.    The Prize will be granted to the best film presented in the Festival competition sections as a result of an Audience poll.

SPECIAL AWARD:
4.    The Prize will be granted to the best film presented in the Festival additional screenings as a result of an Audience poll.

SPECIAL HumanDOC AWARD FOR THE BEST TELEVISION PRODUCTION:
5.    Organizers will award the best TV producer/filmmaker (the director and/ or the producer of the best film).

Other Prizes:
5. The Festival Organizers reserve the right to award prizes in other categories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFF APRIL 10, 2011

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• COMPETITIONS KICK OFF The screening of films that participate in the Festival’s National and International competitions will start. The exciting race for Golden Tulips will begin with the arrival of jury members in Istanbul. • FROM FICTION TO FILM The film adaptation of Orhan Kemal’s 72nd Ward, which takes as its subject the lives of prison inmates in 1940s, full of misery and pain, is part of the National Competition line-up. It will be screened at 13.30 in Atlas. Follo...

The Wood Floaters

Director: Kirill Makarenkov.

East End Film Festival is turning 10 years old

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  EAST END FILM FESTIVAL TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY programme (Wednesday 27 April - Monday 2 May 2011) Since its first edition in 2001, East End Film Festival has grown to become one of the UK's largest film festivals. Last year's festival comprised over 200 screenings and events across 29 venues, reaching an audience of over 30,000 people - and this year East End Film Festival will celebrate itsTEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a programme that promises to be even bigger and better! Fro...

Poles Apart Again

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Probably the most successful of the still-sustained 'national' film festivals that flourish, with greater and lesser degrees of success in London and around the British Isles (dare I still call them that without fear of political uncorrectness?) is Kinoteka, which celebrated its 9th edition from 24th March to 13th April, 2011.(Since the German Film Weeks are now but a fond memory, this Polish filmic-extravaganza now surely takes the crown, in the face of all kinds of film 'festivals' that vie...

The full EEFF 2011 line up

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EEFF 2011 will open with the world premiere of The Libertines:There Are No Innocent Bystanders The EEFF is very proud to officially announce its full 2011 programme. Running from 27 April - 2 May, this year's tenth anniversary edition will open with the World Premiere of an all-access documentary about The Libertines, There Are No Innocent Bystanders. Other highlights include the UK Premiere of the new, digitally restored print of Taxi Driver introduced by Adrian Utley of Port...

Minsk International Film Festival LISTAPAD

The Belarus’ largest and most prestigious public film festival Listapad annually takes place at the beginning of November. The main purpose of the festival is to offer a wide selection of highly acclaimed feature films, documentaries from all over the world as well as new productions from Belarus. It screens recent titles and retrospectives.

The Minsk International Film Festival program has three sections - feature, documentary and children and youth film festival Listapadzik. During a week cinema goers have a possibility to watch more than 100 movies in 5 venues. Also, special programs in focus, master-classes, seminars and other related events are presented annually. Filmmakers, actors and supporters have the opportunity to network at various events. Q&A sessions with directors and actors follow every screening giving moviegoers first-hand access to the filmmaking process.

Around 12 outstanding films for the last two years from Russia, the Central and Eastern Europe, Baltics and Central-Asian countries comprise in Main competition.

No less than 8 most notable first and second feature films for the last two years from all over the world comprise in Young Directors competition "Youth on the march".

Documentary competition includes the main competition and young directors documentary film competition. No less than 20 full-length and short critically acclaimed films for the last two years are in the main program. Over 15 prominent filmmakers’ current films inspired by the idea of freedom and tolerance comprise in young directors documentary film competition.

No less than 6 competing full-length feature films for Children and Youth for the last two years and non-competitive special programs including features, shorts and animation films from all over the world take part in the Children and Youth Film Festival Listapadzik.

The out-of-competition programs present more than 50 titles of genre and independent movies made by cult filmmakers from all over the world.

The last Festival edition was held on November, 5-12th in Belarus. The last year the Festival appeared in a completely updated format. For the first time the Festival competition program was as follows: 
- The Main competition, which was presented 12 feature films made in the former Soviet Union and the former socialist countries; 
- Young Directors’ competition (“Youth on the March”), which included 9 most notable feature debuts of emerging directors from all over the world; 
- Documentary films competition, which presented to the jury and the public 23 films created in the former Soviet Union and the former socialist countries; 
- Young Directors’ documentary films competition, which included the most notable debuts in documentary from all over the world. 

During the Festivalfour Juries worked:

- the InternationalJury of the Main competition (Grand Jury):

Head of Jury

Sharunas Bartas(Lithuania) - director, scriptwriter, director of photography, member ofEuropean Motion Picture Academy, international film festivals prize-winner

Jury

Janusz Kijowski(Poland) - director, scriptwriter 

Elena Koreneva(Russia) - actress, writer 

Tatiana Loginova(Belarus) - director of photography, laureate of State Prize of USSR,international film festivals prize-winner

Kirill Razlogov(Russia) - director of Russian Institute for Cultural Research, programdirector of Moscow International Film Festival

- the InternationalJury of Young Directors competition ("Youth on the March"):

Head of Jury

Ludmila Saenkova(Belarus) - film critic, candidate of philology science, head of literary andart criticism chair of Journalism Institute of Belarusian State University

Jury

Rodion Ismailov(Azerbaijan) - director 

Natalya Vorozhbit(Ukraine) - scriptwriter 

- the InternationalJury of Documentary films competition: 

Head of Jury

Victor Asliuk(Belarus) - director, scriptwriter, member of European Film Academy, nationaland international film festivals prize-winner 

Jury

Sergey Bukovsky(Ukraine) - director, People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of National TarasShevchenko Award, international film festivals prize-winner 

Svetlana Bychenko(Russia) - director of documentary and animation films, scriptwriter,international film festivals prize-winner

Veslav Romanovski(Poland) - director, scriptwriter, literary, deputy director of PolishInstitute in Minsk

Anna Yerzinkyan (Armenia)- film critic, professor, pro-rector of Yerevan State Theatre and FilmInstitute

- the InternationalJury of Young Directors documentary films competition:

Head of Jury

Aleksandr Kuprin(Russia) - director, scriptwriter, international film festivals prize-winner

Jury

Sergey Rybakov(Belarus) - director, international film festivals prize-winner, "For SpiritualRenovation" Award owner, laureate of national award "Televershyna"

Toms Trеibergs (Latvia) - film critic, filmsubeditor of the newspaper "Cultural Forum"

Also festival audiencecould participate in the viewer's jury. Everyone had possibility to rate foreach feature. Festival preferences rating was generated according to theresults of viewer's votes

The Grand Jury awardedthe following nominations:

- Grand-Prix For TheBest Film

"My Joy",Ukraine-Germany-The Netherlands, director Sergey Loznitsa

- Special Jury Award

The Light Thief,Kyrgyzstan-France-Germany-The Netherlands, director Aktan Arym Kubat

 

The Jury of the Youthon the March competition awarded:

- Best Film Awardnamed after the people`s artist of USSR V. Turov

"October", Peru,directors Daniel Vega, Diego Vega 

- Prize "For the dancewith reality"

"You Are All TheCaptains", Spain, director Oliver Laxe 

- Prize "For therealization of the freedom's theme"

"Udaan", India,director Vikramaditya Motwane 

 

The Jury ofDocumentary films competition awarded:

- Grand-Prix for theBest Film

"The Woman With FiveElephants", Switzerland-Germany, director Vadim Jendreyko 

- Best Full-LengthFilm Award

"The Last Rope-WalkerOf Armenia", Armenia, directors Arman Eritsyan, Inna Saakyan 

- Best Short FilmAward

"The Backwoods 35х45", Russia, director Evgeny Solomin

 

The Jury of Youngdirectors documentary films competition awarded:

- Best Full-LengthFilm Award

"The Last Train Home",Canada-China, director Lixin Fan 

- Best Short FilmAward

"The World Champion",Estonia, director Moonika Siimets 

- Prize "For thecreative search and active political fences"

"Make Tea",Russia-Great Britain, director Olga Korotkaya 

- Prize "For theuniversality of director's profession"

"Kill the Day",Belarus-Poland, directors Andrei Kutilo, Aleksandr Nalivaiko 

- Prize "For thesearch of new cinematographic language"

"In Case Of LossPressure" (Belgium, director Sarah Moon Howe)

 

The festival alsoestablished the following prizes: 

- Audience ChoiceAward

"Brother", Venezuela,director Marcel Rasquin 

- Special Prize of thePresident of the Republic of Belarus "For Humanism and Spirituality incinematography"

"Brother", Venezuela,director Marcel Rasquin 

- Special Prize"Together" of The Standing Committee Of The Union State

"The Brest Fortress",Russia-Belarus, director Aleksandr Kott 

- Special Prize ofMinsk City Executive Committee for the Moral Ideals Embodyment

"Street Days",Georgia, director Levan Koguashvili

 

Prizes of the Guild ofscholars and critics of Belarusian cinematographers union 

- Best Fiction FilmAward

"Street Days",Georgia, director Levan Koguashvili 

- Best Non-Fictional Film Award

"Kill the Day",Belarus, directors Andrei Kutilo, Aleksandr Nalivaiko 

Krakow Film Festival the line up of documentaries selected

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The selection for competitions of 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd – 29th May) has ended. Films selected for the international documentary film competition has been announced in the first row. International documentary film competition was open to documentaries with a running time of 30 to 60 minutes and more than 60 minutes and only premieres were accepted. The competition consists mainly of films spotted at foreign festivals, complemented by titles picked from the record 2700 festival entri...

Palm Beach International Film Festival Awards

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  COMPETITION AND AUDIENCE FAVORITE FILM AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED It was a true celebration of film as the Palm Beach International Film Festival celebrated its 16th installment with tremendous success.  Filmmakers were welcomed from around the world, sharing their films with enthusiastic - and many times, sold out - audiences.  And Palm Beach County did not disappoint either, providing the perfect sun-kissed backdrop.   After a week of screenings, the votes were...

Polish Feature Film Competition - all titles revealed!

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Polish Feature Film Competition is one of the novelties at this year's Off Plus Camera Film Festival. This will be a unique opportunity to promote our own productions.    Ten films that have qualified for the competition allow an overview of the most interesting phenomena and trends in the Polish cinematography that appeared in the last year.“For Love” is a psychological drama by Anna Jadowska telling a story of a young married couple, who for financial reasons, decide to make money...

Animated Films at ÉCU 2011

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We are happy to bring you 5 animated films, that made it to the official selection of ÉCU 2011. From Germany “Adveniat Regnum Meum” (dir Stefanie Katja Ernst) Screening: Saturday,2nd of April, Session 3 (PSG3) We are living in a world of victims and offenders. Male sexual desire and aggressive abuse contrast with beatitudes, delivered by a woman who appears in a red fog between several violent episodes. Eventually stepping out of the fog, the woman is included ...

13th TDF documentary film lineup

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film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

Rome Independent film awards launches 10th edition

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RIFF AWARDS 2011From March 18 to 25 at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila in Rome RIFF AWARDS 2011, March 18 - 25, at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila - this year, celebrates a decade of "independence" puts focus on Italian production and showcases the best foreign films.The festival will present some 150 works including national and international premiers confirming its reputation as the country s leading purveyor of independent film.For its 10th edition, the RIFF will host the third edition of the Forum "European...

Czech Film Center will be hosting a film festival in Brussels

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Czech Film Center will be hosting a film festival in Brussels, BEST OF VISEGRAD CINEMA, from March 22-27. To mark the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Visegrad Group, four recent films from each V4 country – the biggest box-office hit, the biggest international success, the best documentary and the most successful film for children and youth – will be screened at the Brusselian Cinéma Vendôme during event. The festival precedes a conference titled: Quo vadis Visegrad...
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