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Hubert Bals Fund announces winners Fall 2012 Selection Round

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      The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-five film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2012 selection round, the Fund gives 330,000 Euro to projects from seventeen Asian, Eastern European, Latin-American and African countries. (See full list below)   From many strong applications for workshop initiatives, the Hubert Bals Fu...

SHOOTING STARS 2013 selected

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Homo Sapiens Cyborg - Submission to ÉCU 2013 (Trailer)

Will humans ever evolve again? Sophie sees beyond appearances. Here life is complex. The relationship with the people around here is nonexistent. It is during a cold night of winter that here life changes drastically. The extraordinary meeting with a superior being unleashed an endless pursuit that will create the myth of Homo Sapiens Cyborg.   Director Biography (English): Stefano Mosimann was born in Sorengo, Swi ...

Winners at 20th PLUS CAMERIMAGE announced

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PLUS CAMERIMAGE FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED Competition winners at PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, were revealed today as the milestone 20th anniversary edition came to a close in grand fashion at the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz. Student Films Competition Golden Tadpole winner: BLACKSTORY The most original and innovative film that opens the gate to the future. Christoph Brunner and Stefan Brunner directors, Robert Oberreiner, cinemat...

FIPRESCI Awards at the festivals of Mar del Plata, Carthage, Athens, Taipei, Gijón

Mar del Plata (Argentina, Festival Internacional de Cine, November 17-25, 2012). Prize: "The Towrope" (La sirga) by William Vega (first feature) (Colombia, México, France, 2012), presented in the Latin American Competition. Jury: Ziva Emersic, Slovenia ("Radio and TV Slovenija"), Rodrigo Portales, Peru ("El Peruano"), Nazareno Brega, Argentina ("Terra Argentina"). Print Source: Cineplex - Elba McAllister, Diagonal 79 Bis N° 29C - 24, Bogot&aac...

Critics Prizes at the festivals of Cottbus, Thessaloniki, Geneva, Leipzig, Vienna

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Cottbus (Germany, Festival of East European Cinema, November 6-11, 2012). Prize: "Kolka Cool" (Kolka Cool) by Juris Poskus (Latvia, 2011), shown in the feature film competition. Motivation: "The FIPRESCI award goes to "Kolka Cool" for its poetic portrait of the ennui of young people in provincial Latvia." Jury: Alison Frank, UK ("The Moving Arts Film Journal"), Tomislav Sakic, Croatia ("Hrvatski Filmski Ljetopis"), Jennifer Borrmann, Germany (&...

Top Bollywood director Yash Chopra "the king of romance" passes away at eighty

by Alex Farba-Deleon     The dean of Indian film directors, Yash Chopra, passed away on October 21 at the age of eighty. Yash Chopra was not just another Bollywood director --he was one of the world's top craftsman of the seventh art although he always crafted his films to suit the taste of the Indian audience, which is the main reason he remains practically unknown in the West.   In Asia where Bollywood films are far better known than here Chopra was honored ...

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...

Stockholm International Film Festival reveals the Program of 2012

The 23rd edition of Stockholm Internatinal Film Festival's will take place 7-18 November. This years program includes more than 170 film premieres from more than 50 countries. We eagerly look forward to 12 days full of quality cinema! -This year's program is perhaps our most daring to date in which the filmmakers take greater risks than ever. The Festival strives to find the best quality films from around the world. Remarkably this year is that a third of the films in our program was ma...

Australian filmmaker takes the 2012 Iris Prize for The Wilding

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    ·       The Wilding  (directed by Grant Scicluna, Australia) - Iris Prize   And the other winners are:   ·        A Stable for Disabled Horses (directed by Fabio Youniss) – Best UK Short   ·        Sex of Angels (directed by Xavier Villaverde) - Iris Prize Best Feature Award   ·      &...

The world’s best big-mountain riders to compete in the new unified world tour

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  SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE:       Lausanne, Switzerland / Salt Lake City, USA – October 11, 2012 — A host of new faces join the leading skiers and snowboarders from past season, as the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE goes into its first season as a globally unified series. The new tour will combine top riders and most c...

Hawaii International Film Festival highlights

The 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), presented by Halekulani will take place October 11-21 in Honolulu. The festival, in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, will showcase six films--four features and two documentary shorts--as part of the New American Filmmakers (NAF) program.     The NAF program, previously called American Immigrant Filmmakers on Profile, continues to highlight the creative enterprises of talented foreign-born writers, directors, producers,...

55 Socks screening at Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur

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Quebec cultural agency SODEC (La Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec)  is proud to announce the presence of many Quebec works presented at the Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur. This year, SODEC supports the presence of Quebec directors at the event which runs from 28 September to 5 October.In total, 10 feature films, including three co-productions with Europe and seven short films will be presented at t...

THE 2ND ANNUAL GUAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - PRESENTED BY DFS GALLERIA

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Guam - The 2nd Annual Guam International Film Festival Presented by DFS Galleria will take place from Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Micronesia Mall Stadium Theatres and Zen Ultra Lounge in Tumon Bay.   With over 3000 attendees at last year’s event, Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) is focusing their efforts in engaging, educating and entertaining Guam’s diverse communities by showcasing culturally relevant films. “One thing I’m ...

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 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf

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The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) is excited to announce that it will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf with a lifetime achievement award in acting and a four-film tribute as part of its 17th annual program. The festival will screen the actor’s classic films The Tin Drum (Saturday Sept 29th, 8:45PM), Ship of the Dead (Friday, Sept 28th, 4:30PM) and Lola (Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 6:00PM) and will present the award at the screening of his most recent film The Rhino an...

Montreal World Film Festival launched with Million Dollar Crocodile...and 212 feature films

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  212 feature films (110 world or international premieres)  16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres)  144 short films (94 world or international premieres)  60 films in the Canadian Student Film Festival   A Chinese film “Million Dollar Crocodile” for the opening                              ...

Australia and US filmmakers dominate 2012 Iris Prize shortlist

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  films selected from 14 countries for the world’s largest gay and lesbian short film prize   10 US filmmakers make the final closely followed by 6 from Australia and 5 from the UK.   Venezuela make the final for the first time joining, Canada, Germany, Brazil, Israel, France, Norway, Austria, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, US and UK.   Australian filmmake...

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...

Delta - Oil’s Dirty Business

Tiburon Film Society will present "Delta - Oil’s Dirty Business" at the Bay Model located at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 6 PM. Running Time:  64 minutes Country:  Greece Genre:  Documentary Director: Yorgos Avgeropoulos At the Delta of the Niger River in Nigeria, where a vast proportion of the planet's oil is excavated, bomb attacks, abductions and murders

Father of Karate Kid and Ocean...Jerry Weintraub to be honoed in Zurich

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that legendary producer and entertainment industry icon Jerry Weintraub (“Ocean’s Eleven” series, “Karate Kid” series) will be the recipient of the Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. Weintraub will receive the ‘Golden Eye’ for his life’s work and also celebrate his birthday in Zurich on Wednesday, September 26th. The awa...

Reklamefilmpreis 2012 Frankfurt am Main

Reklamefilmpreis - FrankfurtFestival 2012 Jedes Jahr werden in Deutschland Werbefilme für das Kino und Fernsehen produziert und hinter jedem Film stehen professionelle Menschen, die ihr Herzblut und ihre ganze Energie in die Produktion der Filme gesteckt haben. Der Reklamefilmpreis kürt die besten und künstlerisch außergewöhnlichsten Leistungen im Zusammenhang mit der Herstellung von Werbefilmen. Er dokumentiert die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Kreativität deutscher Werbefilme und ist damit einer der bedeutendsten Filmpreise der Werbefilmbranche. Ausgezeichnet werden die Person, die für den Erfolg der Filme gearbeitet haben. Dabei spielen die einzelnen Menschen hinter Kamera eine wesentliche Rolle. Es ist ein Preis der das Talent von Textern, Regisseuren, Kameramännern und -Frauen, Art Directors etc. anerkennt und ihre weitere Entwicklung fördert. In 15 Kategorien wird der Preis an die außergewöhnlichsten Leistungen verliehen. Einreichen können alle selbstständig Kreativschaffenden der Werbefilmbranche sowie Werbeagenturen, Werbefilmproduktionen, Kameraleute, Musikproduktionen, Postproduktionen, Tonstudios und Hochschulen aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Eingereicht werden kann bis zum 1. August 2012 Der Reklamefilmpreis findet am Samstag den 24. November im Schauspiel Frankfurt statt. Tickets für die Verleihung und weitere Informationen erhalten Sie auf www.reklamefilmpreis.de Kontakt zum Reklamefilmpreis Büro: Natascha Doller + 49 6109 37 65 80 + 49 6109 37 65 11 Sascha Neuß + 496109376580 + 496109376511  English version: Reklamefilmpreis - FrankfurtFestival 2012 Every Year are produced commercials for cinema and television in Germany. Each production is characterized by professionals who put in all their passion and energy to every second of the final results. The Reklamefilmpreis honors and distinguish the best, most creative and extraordinary works in connection with the production of commercials. This unique award demonstrates the competing power and creativity of german commercial filmproductions. The Reklamefilmpreis-Trophy will be awarded to people behind the camera who take a leading role while the production process. It honors the talent of copywriter, scriptwriter, directors, dop‘s, art directors etc. The Reklamefilmpreis-Trophy will be presented in 15 categories. Individuals such as directors, editors, stylists, directors of photography, post productions and also music producers or students of film and art academies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are eligible to enter. Entries can be submitted until 01. August 2012 The Reklamefilmpreis ceremony take place on Saturday, 24. November at Schaupsiel Frankfurt. Visit www.reklamefilmpreis.de for tickets and other informations. Contact to the award office: Natascha Doller + 49 6109 37 65 80 + 49 6109 37 65 11 Sascha Neuß + 49 6109 37 65 80 + 49 6109 37 65 11

Zachary Quinto's Before the Door Pictures to Open HollyShorts Film Festival

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The organizers of Hollyshorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced today that Zachary Quinto and his Before The Door Pictures ("Margin Call") banner (www.beforethedoor.com) will open the 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) with a special theatrical world premiere of PERIODS. (www.periodsfilms.com), an improvised comedy film series created by NY-based filmmakers Victor Quinaz, Anna Martemucci and their ensemble crew.   The showcase of the PERIODS. shorts will be held during the Ho...

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...

The 2012 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Jagten (The Hunt) by Thomas Vinterberg

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  The 2012 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Jagten (The Hunt) by Thomas Vinterberg   In "The Hunt", Lucas, an inherently good man becomes the target of a community torn apart by lies, manipulation and betrayal; where he continually fights for his lost friendship's, forgiveness and reputation. Thomas Vinterberg's direction gives us a strong statement : showing us a new way of looking at modern society where men and children are concerned; things are not always wh...
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