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Interview with Aki Kaurismäki at 53rd TIFF

Aki Kaurismäki is best known for his oeuvre of films including: ‘Leningrad Cowboys Go America’ (1989), ‘The Man Without A Past’ (2002), which ran in competition at Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar in 2002, and his most recent film ‘Le Havre' (2011), which ran in competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Aki Kaurismäki was honored for his life achievement at the 53rd Thessaloniki Film Festival. On the 6th November, ...

HOLY MOTORS (2012) at 53rd TIFF

HOLY MOTORS (2012) premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and most recently opened the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival   HOLY MOTORS: Is it gratuitous shock-value pomp or high surrealistic cinematic genius? You decide… A swarthy dwarfish (though not a dwarf) Parisian, ‘Monsieur Oscar’ (played by Denis Lavant), lives for the night like some kind of vampire or ancient fiend feeding off humanity’s basest Chthonic nature. By day he is a loving f...

Interview with Aki Kaurismäki at 53rd TIFF

Aki Kaurismäki is best known for his oeuvre of films including: ‘Leningrad Cowboys Go America’ (1989), ‘The Man Without A Past’ (2002), which ran in competition at Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar in 2002, and his most recent film ‘Le Havre' (2011), which ran in competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Aki Kaurismäki was honored for his life achievement at the 53rd Thessaloniki Film Festival. On the 6th November, ...

53rd TIFF Awards

  -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: The awards (11/10/2012) THE AWARDS The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of: Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece Bestows: THE AW...

53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival Awards

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 The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:   Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece     THE AWARDS     Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander ...

Jury Press Conference at 53rd TIFF

                              -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE-   JURY PRESS CONFERENCE A Press Conference was given by the International Competition Jury of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Warehouse C, in the presence of Dimitri Eipides, Director of the Festival. This year’s Jury is comprised of: Thomas Elsaesser, President (Professor Emerit...

53rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / 2 - 11 NOVEMBER 2012

  53rd TIFF LINE-UP, JURIES & PARALLEL EVENTS This year’s 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off this Friday, November 2nd.   INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY: Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece...

Brazilian filmmaker Zelito Viana, winner of 12 national and foreign awards, will be honored at Amazonas opening

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        The Brazilian filmmaker Zelito Viana, winner of 12 national andforeign awards, will be the great honored on the opening night of the 9th edition of Amazonas Film Festival (AFF), Saturday (3), at 07:30 pm, at Amazonas Opera House. He will be the president of honor of the festival.       Zelito is 74 years of age and worked as producer, director,screenwriter and actor. His curriculum includes 21 television programs, 2...

New York Film Festival: 50th Anniversary

          Backed by the largest film society in the US which has now more than 7000 members and Lincoln Center’s supportive management the New York Film festival has emerged as the most important US film festival.  Over the last 25 years under Richard Pena’s direction few if any compromises in the main selection and side bars were made. Pena shifted the festival’s Eurocentric orientation and introduced cinema from Asia, Latin America, and Eu...

Alberto Iglesias is Film Composer of the Year at the 12th World Soundtrack Awards

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The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2012, the closing event of the 39th Ghent Film Festival. Alberto Iglesias was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2012, for his soundtracks for ‘Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’. He also went home with the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year for ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,...

The members of the Jury - FNC

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AWARDS AND JURY 2012 Sélection internationale Louve d’or presented by Quebecor  Best feature film in the International Sélection ($15,000 cash from Québecor) Prix d’interprétation Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International Sélection Prix de l’AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma) Best feature in the International Sélection Prix de l’innovation - Daniel L...

The FNC Full line revealed, one week to go

                              The festival will run October 10-21, 2012 and will open with : LA MISE À L’AVEUGLE (Small Blind), Simon Galiero | Québec/Canada and close with : CAMILLE REDOUBLE (camille rewinds), Noémie Lvovsky | France   The films competing for the LOUVE D'OR  BLACKBIRD Jason Buxton | Canada  BLANCANIEVES Pablo Berger | Espagne/Franc...

The 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: 47 Films in EFA Selection 2012

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It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 47 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2012! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. To complete the list,...

The World competition in Montreal

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The WORLD COMPETITION includes world and international premieres. The international official Jury will award the various prizes for the feature films of his section: Grand Prix of the Americas, Special Grand Prix of the Jury, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Artistic Contribution, Innovation Award. This same Jury will award two prizes for the short films of this section. Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film ...

Locarno Awards La fIlle de nulle Part Best film

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Concorso internazionale Pardo d’oro  LA FILLE DE NULLE PART by Jean-Claude Brisseau, France Premio speciale della giuria  SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME by Bob Byington, United States Pardo per la migliore regia (Best Director) YING LIANG for the film WO HAI YOU HUA YAO SHUO (When Night Falls), South Korea/China Pardo per la miglior interpretazione femminile (Best Actress) AN NAI for the film WO HAI YOU HUA YAO SHUO (When Night Falls) by Ying Liang...

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. ...

Mirren meets the Karlovy Vary press and appreciative overflow audience at screening of Szabo's THE DOOR

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Helen Mirren and István Szabó (The Door)  by Alex Deleon, for <filmfestivals.com>   Dame Helen Mirren, patently the dominant figure of the first two days, held court on Saturday morning at the first official festival press conference. As Helen Mirrenová she is getting front page coverage in the Czech daily press in the manner of visiting royalty and her gracefully smiling visage adorns the cover of the widely read TVstar weekly with a bold gold lettered caption reading ...

Festival #20 Takes Producer 'Back to One'

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"Covariance" will screen in the main competition of Porto7 International Short Film Festival of Oporto, Portugal from June 13-17, 2012. http://www.porto7.com/selected-short-films-for-competition/ This is the 20th festival acceptance for the film. Ron de Cana Productions began its short film production career in Porto (and environs) in 2000 with "Mini Driver Project". For more information of Ron de Cana's films, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com  ...

Steven Lewis Simpson: “Everywhere is home”

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Roaring Fire Film Production (http://roaringfirefilm.com/) is an international feature film, television and documentary production and development company. Their films have been distributed globally including Germany, China, USA, UK, Spain, Benelux, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, Canada, Indonesia, Greece, Africa and the Middle East. The owner of the production company is film maker Steven Lewis Simpson. He is a from Scotland – a free thinker, intelligent, constantly traveling with ...

The Critics' Prizes of Cannes 2012

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The jury composed of film critics presented three prizes. Prize, Official Competition: In the Fog (V tumane) by Sergei Loznitsa. Prize, "Un Certain Regard": Beasts Of The Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin. Prize, parallel sections: Hold Back (Rengaine) by Rachid Djaïdani (presented in the Directors' Fortnight). Jury members were: Borislav Andjelic, Serbia, president Isabelle Danel, France  Rita di Santo, UK Paola Casella, Italy Ronald Rovers, Netherla...

Prix illy du court métrage à Cannes

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PALMARES 1ER PRIX ILLY DU COURT METRAGE   Le 1er Prix illy du court métrage sera attribué lors de la soirée de clôture de la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs VENDREDI 25 MAI A 19H30 Partenaire de la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs depuis plusieurs années, illycaffè renforce, en 2012, sa collaboration en créant le Prix illy du court métrage. Entreprise engagée sur le plan artistique, illycaffè encourage et accompagne depuis toujours les jeunes artistes. La marque con...

Prize list 51st Semaine de la Critique

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Feature Films Nespresso Grand Prize for La Semaine de la Critique Jury : Bertrand Bonello (president) and film critics Francisco Ferreira (Expresso, Portugal), Akiko Kobari (Yukan Fuji, Japan), Robert Koehler (Variety, USA) and Hanns-Georg Rodek (Die Welt, Germany). AQUÍ Y ALLÁ Antonio Méndez Esparza  Visionary Prize France 4 Jury : Céline Sciamma (president) and young film critics Victor-Emmanuel Boinem (CineBel, Belgium), KIM Sehee (Cine21, South Korea), Ryan Latt...

Nippon Connection Film Festival Ends With Celebration

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Festival Awards for THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN and THE SOUND OF LIGHT                                 After five exciting days, the twelfth edition of the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection closed on Sunday. More than 16,000 visitors watched 142 short and feature films and also came to 34 cultural events, resulting in...

27th Midnight Sun Film Festival celebrates screen gems

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The 27th Midnight Sun Film Festival (13.-17.6.2012) will be graced by the presence of two female actors who began their career in the 1950s: Finland's only Hollywood star Taina Elg, and Ingmar Bergman's protégé Harriet Andersson. Of directors, together with their productions, the American cult movie maker Alan Rudoph, Hungarian Béla Tarr, whose quite personal films never fail to cause a stir, two Swedish talents of a younger generation - Ruben Östlund and Axel Petersén - and the Portugues...

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival announced the winners of the jury awards

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The 15th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival announced the winners of the jury awards for five competitive categories of the festival program: Best First or Second Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, and Hecho en Tejas. Audience Awards were also announced for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Youth Films. The Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature Film went to Las malas intenciones(The Bad Intentions) a life...

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