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New York Asian Film Festival concludes with awards

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New York Asian Film Festival, has concluded. This year it screened 31 films over 16 days. The New York Asian Film Festival Audience Award winner for 2005 is: THE TASTE OF TEA (Japan)And this year's Runner's-Up were:KAMIKAZE GIRLS (Japan) and CRYING FIST (South Korea)Additionally, this year's lineup was honored with International Premieres of MIND GAME and MARATHON, North American Premieres of PRINCESS RACCOON, UNIVERSITY OF LAUGHS, TETSUJIN-28, SNAKE OF JUNE, ELECTRIC SHADOWS, CRAZY N' THE CITY...

Philadelphia G&L awards

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The Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, produced by the Philadelphia Film Society, ended its two-week run up and down Broad Street with the announcement of winners of its Jury Competition and Audience Awards, a closing night screening of Craig Lucas’ THE DYING GAUL, and a final marathon of “Festival Favorites” the following evening. FESTIVAL AWARDS: At the Closing Night Ceremony on July, 18, Philadelphia Film Society Executive Director Thom Cardwell and Pennsylvania F...

Discoveries from the Sydney film festival

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DISCOVERIES AND WINDOWS TO WORLD CINEMA PLEASE PATRONSDiscoveries at this year’s Sydney Film Festival included the Urban Cinefile Audience Award winning low budget Australian drama, Blacktown and as a window on world cinema, the program boasted the likes of the award winning drama Brothers (Denmark) and the animated short Journey to Mars (Argentina), plus Kontroll (Hungary), Moolaade (Senegal), Life Is A Miracle (Serbia) and Howl’s Moving Castle (Japan, Closing Night Film). But there was st...

Roundup of festival awards winners

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The current busy film festival season has harvested a bonanza of awards for worthy films at a number of film festival events. The Provincetown International Film Festival, which held its ninth and most successful session from June 14 to 19, announced a host of awards at its Gala Closing Night Party at the Boatslip Resort overlooking beautiful Cape Cod Bay.The Best Dramatic Feature prize was won by HEIGHTS, the multi-character drama starring Glenn Close and James Marsden. The film, directed by Ch...

The Transilvania International Film Festival awards

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The Transilvania International Film Festival awarded it's winnersThe fourth edition of Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj, 2005) awarded this year’s winners, at the Awards Gala which took place at Cluj National Theatre on the 4th of June 2005. TIFF Jury AwardsThe Transilvania Trophy (ex-aequo, 4000 euro) went to two films from the official Competition: the Russian movie 4 directed by Ilya Khrzanovski and Whisky (Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Spain 2004), by Juan Pablo Rebello and Pa...

DIIFF wrapped in Dubrovnik, The Festivity Town

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DIFF, 3rd International Film Festival in Dubrovnik 2005The essential goal of DIFF Dubrovnik International Film Festival 2005, 25-29 of May, is independent film screening and among all, presentation of film talents. Even though, its only 3rd year of its existence, City of Dubrovnik is presenting the festival as the part of one cultural and historical festival summer events. Dubrovnik in Croatia is well known in world for its cultural and historical venues. Tradition and culture in this beautiful ...

Dolphin awards at Troia Film Festival

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The 21st edition of the Troia International Film Festival (Festroia) concluded last Saturday evening (June 4) with the announcement and presentation of the Dolphin and Audience Awards, held in the historic Forum Luisa Todi, the Festival’s main screening venue. The Gold Dolphin Prize, for the Best Film in the Festival’s Official Competition section, was awarded to TURTLES CAN FLY, a humanistic drama from Iran, directed by Bahman Ghobadi. The film, which follows the story of several refugee ch...

San Francisco Black Film Festival opening this week,

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San Francisco Black Film Festival Opening Night, June 8, 2005 Five days of cinematic celebration rockets off to a start with the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday June 8 at the AMC Kabuki 8 Theater. Prefaced by a 6:00 p.m. reception, the Opening Night film program begins at 7:00pm with the U.S. premiere of John ’Ecuyer’s “On the Verge of a Fever,” set in Haiti, 1971, the story of FanFan, a courteous fifteen year old with an over-protective mother who’s dying to get out of the house and...

Los Angeles Film Fest full line up

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FULL PROGRAM LINE-UPDirector of Programming Rachel Rosen joined Festival Director Rich Raddon in announcing the full program line-up for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16-26), including the Centerpiece Premiere, the Guest Director, the Artist in Residence, and the Closing Night Film. The Festival also announced that Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, and Elijah Wood will serve as Honorary Festival Chairs for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival. “We are thrilled to be highlighting two films ...

Commonwealth Film Festival wrapped

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Commonwealth Film Festival Celebrates Most Successful Year YetOpening gala presentation of Australian–British co-production, Oyster Farmer, had set the scene for what was to be a stimulating, energetic and extremely exciting 10 days. With more than 200 feature films, shorts and documentaries, the fourth Commonwealth Film Festival drew to a close with the UK Premiere of South African drama Forgiveness and the Audience Awards ceremony. A marked increased in audience participation was witnessed a...

Frozen takes top award at Commonwealth Film Festival

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Juliet McKoen’s FROZEN takes top award at Commonwealth Film FestivalEach year the Commonwealth Film Festival presents four Audience Awards, voted for by audiences throughout the 10 day Festival. Whilst the UK was gripped by General Election fever, the Commonwealth Film Festival had its Manchester audiences poised to vote for their favourite short, documentary, and feature, as well as Best Short made in the North West.The 4th Commonwealth Film Festival audience awards for Best Feature, Best Doc...

Commonwealth Film Festival Awards

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Juliet McKoen’s FROZEN takes top award at Commonwealth Film FestivalEach year the Commonwealth Film Festival presents four Audience Awards, voted for by audiences throughout the 10 day Festival. Whilst the UK was gripped by General Election fever, the Commonwealth Film Festival had its Manchester audiences poised to vote for their favourite short, documentary, and feature, as well as Best Short made in the North West.The 4th Commonwealth Film Festival audience awards for Best Feature, Best Doc...

San Francisco closed with 77 000 in attendance

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The 48th San Francisco International Film Festival concluded with a screening of the wickedly satirical Hollywood noir, THE DYING GAUL, directed by Craig Lucas and starring Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott and Peter Sarsgaard. For 15 days, thousands of filmgoers, filmmakers and film industry representatives attended screenings of 185 films from 48 countries in San Francisco, Berkeley and Palo Alto. Attendance, compared to the 47th Festival, rose 5% to 77,000.The SKYY Prize, established in 1997 ...

IndieLisboa 2005 winners

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Here is the winners list of this year's edition of IndieLisboa 2005.Best feature filmTHE FOREST FOR THE TREES, by Maren Ade (Germany)Special mention to an actorTONI SERVILLO, in LE CONSEGUENZE DELL'AMORE, by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)Best Short FilmUNDRESSING MY MOTHER, by Ken Wardrop (United Kingdom)Special mention to a short featureEVERYTHING WAS LIFE, by Ellie Land (United Kingdom)Tóbis Prize for Best Portuguese Feature FilmADRIANA, by Margarida GilAIP/ FUJIFILM Prize for Best Cinematography i...

Peacock Wins Audience Award at Far East Film Festival

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GU Changwei’s directorial debut Peacock (Kong Que, China 2004 ) won the audience award at “Far East Film Festival 7” which closed on April 29th. Gu was cinematographer on several critically acclaimed films such as Kaige Chen’s Farewell My Concubine and Zhang Yimou’s Red Sorghum. Peacock is the story of three siblings growing up in China after the Cultural Revolution. The sister (Zhang Jingchu) works in various domestic capacities such as a glass washer, or in childcare. She fails mise...

Sydney Fest launches new Urban Cinefile Audience Awards

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Sydney Film Festival launches new Audience Awards with Urban Cinefile52nd SFF, June 10 – 25, 2005: Sydney Film Festival President Cathy Robinson has welcomed the establishment of the Sydney Film Festival Urban Cinefile Audience Awards - a new awards program that will further enhance the profile of Australia’s premiere film event internationally. The Urban Cinefile Audience Awards comprises six categories across the two main Festival streams – World Cinema and the Sidebar Programs.“The Ur...

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival awards

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The Cine Las Americas International Film Festival presented awards to winning films Sunday evening at a ceremony at the Regal Metropolitan Theater in South Austin. The documentary and dramatic film jury panels named the best films in five categories and awarded special jury mentions to three films. Two audience awards were granted in the categories of Best First Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature Film.DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARDSJury Award for Best Documentary Feature: Relatos desde el encie...

Illusion the Inspiration Film Festival winner

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THE FIRST ANNUAL INSPIRATION FILM FESTIVAL JURY AND AUDIENCE AWARD GOES TO MICHAEL GOORGIAN’S “ILLUSION”The First Annual Inspiration Film Festival announced the winners of its Inspiration Awards Monday night at the closing ceremony poolside at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey. Both the Jury and Audience Awards for the Best Feature Film were presented to Michael Goorjian for his film ILLUSION starring Kirk Douglas.ILLUSION tells the story of legendary filmmaker Donald Baines (Kirk Douglas) w...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles awards

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TOP AUDIENCE AWARD GOES TO HARI OM JURY GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS BLACK FRIDAYThe Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles concluded Sunday night with HARI OM, director Bharatbala was in attendance, at ArcLight Hollywood with a Gala reception at SIR that included performances by Taal Dance Company, international renowned world music artist Girish, and an eclectic DJ set by Tej Gill, one of LA's emerging South Asian artists.Although official attendance figures are still being tabulated, festival organizer...

Philadelphia Fest pleased over 65 000

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PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL SETS NEW RECORD OF 65,000 ATTENDANCE AND 90 SELL-OUTS The 2005 Philadelphia Film Festival ended its 14-day celebration of cinema by posting an attendance record of 65,101, beating last year’s record of 61,000. Of the 300 screenings the Festival held from April 7-20, a record 90 sold out, and 20 films drew an audience of over 600.At its Closing Night on April 20, the Festival announced Jury Prizes and Audience Awards. Leading the list of winners were the feature fil...

Oporto International Film Festival: Fantasporto awards Nothing

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25th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival – Fantasporto has closed its doors on Saturday, again with more than 100,000 spectators.FANTASPORTO 2005 AWARDSVINCENZO NATALI DOES IT AGAIN!OFFICIAL SECTION FANTASY CINEMAThe Canadian director Vincenzo Natali does it again! After “Cube” and “Cypher” he wins the Fantasporto 2005 Grand Prix Best Film Award of the Official Fantasy Section, with the movie “Nothing”. The Best Film Award of the Director’s Week was the South-Korean...

Florida Festival wraps with awards

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14th ANNUAL FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL – April 8 – 17, 2005Wraps With Awards, Conversation & TributesSaturday, April 16th was a busy day at the 2005 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL as the event presented its Filmmaker Awards at a luncheon held at the Enzian Theatre; followed by the annual “Afternoon With…” film and conversation with this year’s warmly received guests Paul Reiser and Peter Falk and a screening of their new film THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS; and then on into the evening’s Florida Film ...

First Inspiration Fest celebrating films that ...inspire us

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THE FIRST ANNUAL INSPIRATION FILM FESTIVAL - CELEBRATING FILMS THAT MATTERThe First Annual Inspiration Film Festival sponsored by Gaiam and launched in conjunction with the LOHAS 9 Forum (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) will take place Sunday, April 24 and Monday, April 25 at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica and the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey. An Inspiration Film is a movie that inspires us, lifts our spirit, or transforms our lives. We identify with an Inspiration Film's cha...

The Full Frame Documentary

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Eight-year old doc fest tallies audience awards both in hometown Durham, North Carolina and for Emerging Pictures' Audience Award from satellite citiesThe Full Frame Documentary Film Festival ended Sunday, April 10 with record attendance and new award winners. While the bulk of the awards were given out at the traditional Sunday Awards Barbecue, the Full Frame/Emerging Pictures Audience Award had to be held off while votes were tallied in the 10 cities who participated in the satellite version o...

Winners of the 2005 Tiburon Golden Reel Award

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Best Film: Nothing (photo) by: Stefan Sarazin (Germany)Best Director: David Grieco for Evilenko (Italy) Best Screenplay: Mike Bencivenga & Richard Levine for: Happy Hour (US)Best Cinematography: Jefferey Seckendorf for: Finding Home (US)Best Short: Shift by: Peter Keller (Germany)Best Documentary: The Forest for the Trees (US)Best Experimental Film: Notes from the Space Time Continuim (Canada)Best New Talent: Nicholas Robbins for Anathema (US)Best Animation: The Man Without a Head by: Juan Sola...
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