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European Film Academy turns to the Young Audience

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Six European cities to participate in Young Audience Day screenings and vote   To celebrate this year’s 25th European Film Awards, the European Film Academy (EFA) and EFA Productions launch a new award for a film addressed to the young audience: The European Film Academy Young Audience Award. To give the new award special attention, it is presented as a separate event. EFA Chairman Yves Marmion: “It has long been our wish to shed a special light on the younger audience, ...

5TH FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL CALLING FOR ENTRIES - EARLY BIRD DEADLINE February 29th

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Hollywood's Laemmle Noho 7 Hollywood, CA Website:  www.fgff.org  The Feel Good Film Festival www.fgff.org is now accepting submissions for its 5th edition that takes place August 3-5, 2012 in Hollywood, CA. FGFF is devoted to helping advance the careers of filmmakers.  Filmmakers worldwide are encouraged to submit early to meet the February 29th early-bird deadline.    Submit live-action or animation, comedies or romantic comedies, fiction or non-fiction,...

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Video Announcement

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The Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers.                                     2012 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED - $115,000 in grants to be awarded to filmmakers - LOS ANGELES (Novembe...

The Feel Good Film Festival - Accepting Submissions for 2012

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    THE 5th ANNUAL FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL at Hollywood's Laemmle Noho 7 Theater FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012 www.fgff.org.The 2012 Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) is now accepting submissions for its 5th year screening movies to inspire and enlighten...movies that remind us of the beauty of the world around us.  Submit through Withoutabox  (www.withoutabox.com/login/6743 or www.fgff.org ). *FGFF CATEGORIES*: Feel Good Feature Film Feel Good Short Film F...

Past winners at Fantasporto 1981 / 2011

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WINNERS FANTASPORTO     1981 (Non-Competitive Festival)   1982 Grand Prix Fantasporto 82:  The Redemeer - Krsto Papic (Jugoslavia)   1983 Grand Prix Fantasporto 83: Scanners - David Cronenberg (Canada)   1984 Grand Prix Fantasporto 84: Le Dernier Combat - Luc Besson (France)   1985 Grand Prix Fantasporto 95: The Company of the Wolves - Neil Jordan (UK)   1986 Grand Prix Fantasporto 86: ...

Göteborg delivers its Dragon Awards

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      Dragon Awards to Company Orheim and Corpo Celeste This year's winner of the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film is Kompani Orheim (Company Orheim), directed by Arild Andresen. Since 2011 the prize is worth the full sum of one million SEK and is thus one of the filmworld's biggest...

Monsieur Lazhar wins Audience Award in Rotterdam

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The UPC Audience Award of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012 goes to Philippe Falardeau’s MONSIEUR LAZHAR (Canada, 2011). The award comes with prize money of 10,000 Euro.The Dioraphte Award (also 10,000 Euro) for the highest-scoring film in the audience poll among the seventeen festival films made with support from the Hubert Bals Fund was won by GOODBYE by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof.IFFR 2012 counted 274,000 visits to films, exhibitions, performances and events. The first...

Jury’s award films from the IFFR Rotterdam 2012 program

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During the IFFR 2012 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 3, 2012 in festival venue de Doelen, the winning films of the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three Hivos Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts Egg and Stone by Huang Ji (China), Hubert Bals Fund-supported film Thursday Till Sunday by Dominga Sotomayor (Chile/Netherlands) and Clip by Maja Miloš (Serbia), which also took the KNF Award of the Dutch film critics. Hubert Bals Fund-supported and competin...

All about Evil goes to Berlin after a successful festival circuit

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SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BERLIN-EF ALL ABOUT EVIL Starring Natasha Lyonne (But I'm a Cheerleader, American Pie), Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Foreverland),Ashley Fink (Glee), Jack Donner (J.Edgar, Stigmata)  **Multiple Award-Winning Film, including Toronto Film Festival/After Dark for Best Independent Feature Film & FantaspoaFantastic Film Festival for Best Film & Audience Award**          ALL ABOUT E...

“How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?” awarded the Silver Audience Award 2011 at Kaunas International Film Festival

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The viewers of Kaunas International Film Festival 2011 selected their favourite film –“How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?” by two Spanish directors Norbert López Amado and Carlos Carcaso. In second place was Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki film “Le Havre” followed by the Italian work “Ten winters” in the third place. The public also noted and enjoyed the award winning “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi from Iran (Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival...

Sundance Winners And Losers

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They call it the Sundance alchemy…..the strange and rather unknowable process by which films with advanced buzz fall flat and titles that come out of nowhere become the next big indie flings. Such was the case at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where several of the higher profile films did not get the love from audiences, critics or distributors, and where a few unheralded films walked away with the lion’s share of prizes and, most importantly, distribution contacts that will insure th...

Read the entire list of NYIIFVF's success stories

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Below is a list of films that have achieved success through exhibition at our festival. Many of our films have our festival's laurels on their box art in US video stores. Where the river runs...goes to Cannes with Stuart Salter   Racing Daylight (Starring David Strathairn) Picked up and released by Vanguard Cinema Ghost Adventures. Festival award helps launch their own TV series of the same name on The Travel Channel Down The Barrel (Surfing Documantary) Showed o...

Sundance Winners And Losers

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They call it the Sundance alchemy…..the strange and rather unknowable process by which films with advanced buzz fall flat and titles that come out of nowhere become the next big indie flings. Such was the case at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where several of the higher profile films did not get the love from audiences, critics or distributors, and where a few unheralded films walked away with the lion’s share of prizes and, most importantly, distribution contacts that wil...

Festival winners for 23rd Palm Springs international Film Festival

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Starbuck Receives Mercedes-Benz Audience Award Best Narrative Feature; The Girls in the Band and Wish Me Away Tie for Audience Award Best Doc Feature; The Turin Horse Receives FIPRESCI Award; The House Receives New Voices/New Visions Award; The Tiniest Place Receives The John Schlesinger Award   The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners at a glamourous luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 15, 20...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 15, 2012. The Festival, held from January 5-16, 2012, screened 188 films from 73 countries, including 40 of the 63 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs ’ increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the yea...

A report about 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011

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16th IFFK 2011 : Films by directors Aditi Roy [India], Carlos Cesar Arbelaez [Colombia],Hamid Reza Aligholian [Iran], Ozcan Alper [Turkey], Pablo Perelman [Chile],Salim Ahmed [India] and Sebastian Hiriat [Mexico] win prizes.A brief observation of events and films seen at 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011 [Trivandrum, India 09-16th December,2011] by film critic Mr.Lalit Rao (lalitrao@gmail.com)A successful film festival is known not only for its eclectic selection of films but also ...

The program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

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Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. This year's Short Film program is comprised of 64 short films selected from a record 7,675 submissions, up 16% over submissions for the 2011 Festival. The Festival will be January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “As technology allows greater access to short f...

Once Mars Is Colonized

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

2nd Corinthian Peloponnesian International Film Festival Awards

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Discussion Pannel “Cinematographic Experiences” 12:00-13:00The last day of the second International Film Festival of Corinth started with a broad discussion between the directors and the audience on Saturday morning. Zachos Samoladas, Elias Demetriou, Thanos Kermitsis, Mark Playne, Oliver Kyr, Vivek Singhania and Vitaly Sumin discussed the art of cimena and the “course’’ of independent producers in cinema theatres. Vivek Singhania, an Indian film producer with an international career i...

Q & A with award-winning Argentine Filmmaker Rodolfo Carnevale

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Bruno Chatelin (BC): Rodolfo tell me more about the catalyst for your debut film The Well?   Rodolfo Carnevale (RC):  Every filmmaker has a different catalyst, in my case "The Well" allows me to tell the story of my life, the story of my family, and more importantly, I can accomplish a social function through making the film, namely to educate and make people more aware about Autism.   BC: What kinds of films are you and Apor...

Q & A with award-winning Argentine Filmmaker Rodolfo Carnevale

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Bruno Chatelin (BC): Rodolfo tell me more about the catalyst for your debut film The Well?Rodolfo Carnevale (RC): Every filmmaker has a different catalyst, in my case “The Well” allows me to tell the story of my life, the story of my family, and more importantly, I can accomplish a social function through making the film, namely to educate and make people more aware about Autism.BC: What kinds of films are you and Aporía Productions primarily interested in making?RC: I’m interested in mo...

The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival opens 11th edition

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  The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival hosts a focus on Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, with screenings and talks, plus films in competition and special sections.   The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, directed by Selvaggia Velo, had its first edition in Florence in 2001 as the world's first festival entirely devoted to films from and about India: a mirror on the culture of an ever-growing, ever-changing subcontinent. ...

Film Independent Spirit Awards announced

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters. Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Descendants and The Artist.Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ense...

Boston Jewish Film Festival announces 2011 Audience Awards

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Kaddish for a Friend, the debut film of director Leo Khasin, and Beating Time, a documentary about the struggle to overcome ALS, were the winners of The 23rd Boston Jewish Film Festival’s Audience Awards for Best Feature and Best Documentary films respectively. “I feel very honored to win this year's Audience Award at the Boston Jewish Film Festival,” said Khasin. “I had the chance to be here in Boston and be part of a wonderful vivid, receptive and, at the same time, profound audience. ...

Winners of Animated Dreams 2011 announced as animation film festival and AnimaCampus come to a successful close

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                                          The Animated Dreams Animation Film Festival Awards 2011:   Grand Prix - Wooden Wolf 1000 euros The External World Germany 2010, 15' Director: David O'Reilly The film is aggressively funny and full of surprises, and invents a totally new and unique world itself.   Best Design Metachaos Italy 2...

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