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San Sebastian Film Festival reports 83.52% occupancy level, up 7.17% The number of spectators per session increased 8.84%Revenue from ticket sales was up from 2007 despite 38 fewer screeningsThe occupancy level at the San Sebastian Film Festival increased 7.17% at the 56th edition, which came to a close on September 27th. Compared to 76.35% in 2007, this year’s figure accounted for a 83.52% occupation rate between the various venues, including public screenings as well as screenings for the p...

The International Euro Arab Film Festival predicts a VI intense edition in contents

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A year more the International Festival of Cinema Euro Arab gives appointment to all the passionate of the cinema. In this VI edition, AMAL has a main number of participants and with the incorporation of new countries that were not present the last year, as it is the case of Greece, Holland, Sweden or Venezuela. In this VI edition of AMAL exists a remarkable increase in the participation of some already usual countries in the Festival. This is the case of Spain, Iraq, Palestinian, Morocco, Franc...

International Festival of Cinema Euro Arab highlights

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With more of 400 films received and an increase of countries participants, The International Festival of Cinema Euro Arab predicts a VI intense edition in contentsA year more the International Festival of Cinema Euro Arab gives appointment to all the passionate of the cinema. In this VI edition, AMAL has a main number of participants and with the incorporation of new countries that were not present the last year, as it is the case of Greece, Holland, Sweden or Venezuela.In this VI edition of AMA...

RIIFF 2008: Short Films and Festivities August 5-10

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard JenkinsWith films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-day period. The Festival runs August 5-10th. Thi...

THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN 289 FILMS FOR 12TH ANNUAL EVENT

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard Jenkins (PROVIDENCE, RI • July 21, 2008)--- With films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-da...

San Diego latino Festival ready to open

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What started as a student exhibition- A Student Film Festival (Cine Estudiantil), has grown to become the internationally celebrated San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 15th anniversary edition, from March from 6-16, 2008 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, presented this year by State Farm Insurance.  "Eleven days of great films and guests, and being able to fundraise for a non-profit organization that provides funds which make possible a year round programming to su...

Festival Poster San Diego latino Festival

Festival Poster San Diego latino Festival  What started as a student exhibition- A Student Film Festival (Cine Estudiantil), has grown to become the internationally celebrated San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 15th anniversary edition, from March from 6-16, 2008 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, presented this year by State Farm Insurance.  "Eleven days of great films and guests, and

San Diego Fstival is up for a new start with 15th edition

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What started as a student exhibition- A Student Film Festival (Cine Estudiantil), has grown to become the internationally celebrated San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 15th anniversary edition, from March from 6-16, 2008 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, presented this year by State Farm Insurance. “Eleven days of great films and guests, and being able to fundraise for a non-profit organization that provides funds which make possible a year round programming to support ...

Inside the Campaign and Policies of Bolivia's First Indigenous President...

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The spirit and policies of socialism are sweeping across South America. Cuba's President, Fidel Castro has been at the forefront of this movement since assuming power in 1959. With the recent reforms instituted by Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, the movement is again gaining momentum at the regional level. Now, with the 2006 election of Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous President, the continent serves host to a trilateral bloc that seeks to challenge the mores of capitalism and Americ...

Cine Las Americas Festival Announces Award Winners

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10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Announces Award WinnersAUSTIN, TX – The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival proudly announces the winners of the four categories of its jury competition: Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Short.The festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards and Youth Film Awards.Best Narrative Feature Film is TATUADO (Tattooed) from Argentine director Eduardo Raspo. Cynthia...

Cine Las Americas Documentary Feature Film Competition

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will host its Documentary Feature Film competition from April 20 – 22, 2007. Films in competition will screen at the Regal Metropolitan Theater (901 Little Texas Lane, near the intersection of IH 35 and Stassney) and The Hideout Theater (617 Congress Avenue).While the documentary form has established a place for itself with mainstream audiences, the works included in this section push the boundaries to the next level, exposing audiences ...

Austin Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

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10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival April 19 – 26, 2007The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will take place April 19 through April 26. Festival passes are now available for purchase at www.cinelasmaericas.org.Opening night is Thursday, April 19, with a screening of Francisco Vargas Quevedo’s award winning drama EL VIOLIN (Mexico, 2006) at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. EL VIOLIN won the Knight Grand Jury Prize for Ibero-American Cinema at...

European Film Sales Support at Guadalajara Fest

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Film Sales Support for the first time for European films at Mexico’s International Film Festival of Guadalajara (22-30 March 2007)It is the first year in which European Film Promotion will participate in the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara by offering Film Sales Support (FSS) for the promotion of four European films screening at the festival. FSS is funded by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union with a remit to help increase the visibility of European films outside of Europe...

2007 Miami International Film Festival Awards

Monday, March 12----- One of Miami’s most glamorous cultural events of the year, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its zenith with its Gala Awards Night, presenting awards to films in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Dramatic Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremonies ...

2007 Miami International Film Festival Winners

Sunday, March 11----- One of Miami’s most glamorous cultural events of the year, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its zenith with its Gala Awards Night, presenting awards to films in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Dramatic Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremonies ...

58 universities from all over the world take part to UNIFEST

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58 universities from all over the World are participating in the second edition of UNIFEST The 2nd International University Short Film Festival has achieved its objective of enhancing its international scope, on receiving 162 films from 19 different countries UNIFEST has become consolidated for the second year in a row as the pioneering festival in its category in Europe and the rest of the worldUNIFEST’06 promises to be an overwhelming success. Following an initial edition where the expectati...

Tous les Cinémas du Monde: second edition in Cannes

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For its second edition "Tous les Cinémas du Monde" welcomes seven new countries: Russia, Israel, Singapore, Switzerland, Venezuela, Tunisia and Chile. The goal of this programme of the Festival de Cannes is to illustrate the cultural diversity of world cinema. It was created and continues to develop thanks to financing from the Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Russia, not so long ago, suffered an absence of great films and a void in the number of motion-picture theatres. Today, the volum...

Cannes Fest in brief

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The Jury of Un Certain Regard will be presided by Monte Hellman. The Jury of the Golden Camera will be presided by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. The Actor's MasterClass will be given on Friday, May 19th by Gena Rowlands. The Music MasterClass by Alexandre Desplat, in dialogue with Jacques Audiard, will take place on Sunday, May 21st. The Cinema MasterClass will be hosted by Sydney Pollack on Thursday, May 25th. On this occasion he will present his documentary SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY. A brand-ne...

Tous les Cinémas du Monde in Cannes

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For its second edition "Tous les Cinémas du Monde" welcomes seven new countries: Russia, Israel, Singapore, Switzerland, Venezuela, Tunisia and Chile.The goal of this programme of the Festival de Cannes is to illustrate the cultural diversity of world cinema. It was created and continues to develop thanks to financing from the Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.Russia, not so long ago, suffered an absence of great films and a void in the number of motion-picture theatres. Today, the volume of ...

In Kino Veritas: Tango Odissey Wine Country Opener

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Tango Odyssey Leads Filmmaker Back Home to Bay AreaWhen local filmmaker Joshua Dylan Mellars got the idea to film his first documentary Tango Illusions in Buenos Aires, he had no idea that it would take a seven-year journey to complete it. Like good wine, filmmaking can take time. Tango Illusions premieres at the Napa-Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival on Saturday, August 13 at 6 pm at the Nicholson Ranch Winery in Sonoma.“My desire to film Tango Illusions has taken me to some strange places. S...

Next Latin American Film Festival in Utrecht

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Program for the Latin American Film Festival 2005 in Utrecht.may: 11-15,2005 will screen 30 recent films 15 documentaries and 7 shorts and will be scheduled in Rotterdam May 13-18, 2005. Hommage to Alejandro Agresti:El amor es una mujer gorda, 1987 Boda secreta,1989 Luba, 1990 Buenos Aires Vice Versa, 1996 La Cruz, 1997 El viento se llevó lo qué, 1998 Un mundo menos peor, 2004 Feature Films: Amor en Concreto, Franco de Pena, Venezuela/Frankrijk/Duitsland 2003 Buenos Aires 100 km, Pablo Meza,...

The first Talent Campus in Latin America

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The Buenos Aires International Film Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI), was the first Talent Campus held in Buenos Aires. Several seminars have taken place in four different days in workshops dictated by professionals.In this first edition in Latin America, the Buenos Aires Talent Campus has presented seminars, work-shops, projections and discussions about the relation between the cinema and the urban issue, that is to say how the cinema thinks the city. This topic appeared in the moment ...

Belize International Film Festival program

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Belize International Film Festival 2005 Releases Names of Selected FilmsAfter teasing local movie buffs for the past week with the announcement of the historic docu-drama Guiana 1838 as it's Opening film, organizers of the Belize International Film Festival have finally released the names of the films selected to participate in the Third Edition of the Festival set for Feb. 21 - 28, 2005 at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts in Belize City.Thirty three (33) films from four different categories...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival awards

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The 20th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the winners of the 2005 festival competition, as well as next year’s festival dates, February 3-12, 2006.Winners were selected by the following jury members:American Independent Jury: Joe Dante (director, “The Howling” and “Gremlins”), Clark Peterson (producer, “Monster”) and actor Perry Lang (“The Big Red One” and “Eight Men Out”).Spanish and Latin American Film Jury: Cynthia Hargrave (former Music Ex...

Santa Fe Festival Launching By Popular Demand

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Festival Launches By Popular DemandThe Santa Fe Film Festival kicks off an expanded, year-round slate for 2005 with a new series called By Popular Demand, bringing back prize winners and crowd favorites from the annual December festival. The inaugural run of By Popular Demand will consist of two days of film screenings, Jan. 29 and Feb. 19, at the Cinemacafe, 1616 St. Michael’s Drive. Anchoring the Saturday, Jan. 29 showcase will be screenings of:• Zapata, Alfonso Arau’s colorful epic tap...

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