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Award-winners at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival

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The 32nd edition of the Durban International Film Festival, with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, last night announced its award-winners, prior to the closing film. Winner of the Best Feature Film award, Nader and Simin, A Separation (Iran), directed by Asghar Farhadi, was lauded by the International Jury as a “masterpiece” with “astonishing performances from the ensemble cast”. The Best Feature Film award carries a cash prize of R50 000. ...

QFest Closes with Jury and Audience Awards,

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In a year that boasted 108 filmmakers, 7 World Premieres, and films from over 28 countries, the 17th edition of Philadelphia’s QFest came to a close on Monday, July 18 with a lineup of festival favorites, the hilarious film Going Down in La La Land from director Casper Andreas, a men’s bathing suit fashion show hosted by WMMR’s Pierre Robert, and the annual Audience and Jury Awards. And the winners are… 2011 QFest Jury Award Winners Best Short Film: (tie) The Queen and The K...

NewFest: A Meeting Of The LGBT Clan

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  "Film festivals for the LGBT community are not just about cinema”, Lesli Klainberg, NewFest’s Executive Director commented in a phone interview. “They have always functioned as community building events where like-minded audiences can commune in the presence of filmmakers in a shared experience.” This cinematic sharing begins later this week as NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film  Festival kicks off an ambitious season of films currently playin...

The Divercine Awards

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Last Saturday, July 9, was the prize-giving ceremony  of the 20th International Festival for Children and Youths, Divercine 2011, in Montevideo. The International Jury conformed by Aldana Duhalde (Argentina), Alejandro Rojas (Chile) and María Angélica dos Santos (Brazil), with broad consensus gave the following awards and special mentions: GURÍ Grand Award: “Luminaris”, Argentina, from Juan Pablo Zaramella, because the originality of the idea much complicated to be narrated...

QFest Announces Fest Favorites!

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With films boasting strong ticket sales and positive audience reaction, QFest is excited to announce this year’s festival favorites! As part of the Closing Night festivities on Monday, July 18, QFest will present a lineup of 7 films that serve as a great snapshot of this year’s 12-day LGBT cinema extravaganza. The lineup covers everything from politics and same-sex marriage, to the comedic tale of a young, “straight” man with queer fantasies. Maybe you missed them the first go ‘...

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival Awards 2011

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NIFFF 2011 AWARD WINNERS • H.R. Giger Award Narcisse for the best fantastic feature film • RTS Audience Award • Silver Méliès for the best European fantastic feature film   TROLLHUNTER André Øvredal, Norway Distribution: Universal Pictures International Switzerland GMBH, CH • Special Mention from the International Jury  STAKE LAND Jim Mickle, USA Distribution: Aventi Distribution, FR • Award for the best Asian film  HELLO GHOST Kim You...

Two Short Nights- Call for Entires

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SUBMIT YOUR FILM NOWFollowing last year’s spectacular event we are pleased to invite submissions for 2011’sInternational Open Screening at this year’s Two Short Nights Film Festival. All films accepted for ‘Two Short Nights’ will be automatically nominated for the ‘Two Short Nights Audience Award’ and will be screened at the opening night of the Festival. DETAILS:• Films must be no longer than 10 minutes• Films must be sent as either:- HDV 1080i- DV PAL on Mini DV - QuickTi...

Brussels Film Festival winners announced

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WINNERS LIST 2011   Films in Official Competition A QUIET LIFE (Una vita tranquilla) by Claudio Cupellini (Germany/France/Italy) BLACK BREAD (Pa negre) by Agusti Villaronga (Spain) BRAND by Thomas Roth (Austria) HAPPY HAPPY (Sykt lykkelig) by Anne Sewitsky (Norway) INNOCENT SATURDAY (V Subbotu) by Alexander Mindadze (Russia/Germany/Ukraina) JIMMY RIVIERE by Teddy Lussi-Modeste (France)  NOTHING'S ALL BAD (Smukke Mennesker) by Mikkel Munch-Fals (Denmark) PARKED by Darragh Byrne ...

Palm Springs Shortfest awards 2011

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Bahiya & Mahmoud Receives Best of Festival Award; UMOJA: No Men Allowed Receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; Tsuyako Receives Future Filmmaker AwardThe 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 26, 2011. 331 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than 3,000 filmmaker submissions available in the film market. A total of $128,800 in prizes, including $14,000 i...

NewFest | 2011 Visionary Award to Christine Vachon

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NewFest (www.NewFest.org), the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival is coming to locations across the city, July 21-28. The festival will open and close at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and will be headquartered throughout the week at Chelsea's SVA Theater and Cinema Village. Special satellite screenings will be held at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side, and Harlem Stage. Pri...

LAFF 2011 Winners, But Also-Rans Were Great Too & Katie Holmes

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EXTRA: Yes, Katie Holmes did show up to raves (without Tom Cruise in tow or Suri) for Closing night of 2011 LAFF. She looked great, ps. What might be best remembered from the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival is the endearing pairing of Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black in a lovefest on their panel, but then again, Ryan Gosling breaking the screaming hot barrier in Nicolas Winding Refn's DRIVE also stands out. Then there is John C. Reilly's new movie TERRI, which is just cool because he is in it. Als...

LAFF 2011 Winners, But Also-Rans Were Great Too & Katie Holmes

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By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentEXTRA: Yes, Katie Holmes did show up to raves (without Tom Cruise in tow or Suri) for Closing night of 2011 LAFF. She looked great, ps. What might be best remembered from the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival is the endearing pairing of Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black in a lovefest on their panel, but then again, Ryan Gosling breaking the screaming hot barrier in Nicolas Winding Refn's DRIVE also stands out. Then there is John C. Reilly's new mov...

Winners Announced for 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival

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Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times and supported by L.A. LIVE, announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2011 Festival at the Awards Brunch, sponsored and hosted by CHAYA Downtown for the second year, and sponsored by Dove® Hair Care. Allison Janney and John C. Reilly were on hand to present the awards. The Los Angeles Film Festival ran from Thursday, June 16 to Sunday, June 26 in downtown Los Angeles. "David, Doug and the team continue to raise ...

Sydney Film Festival Audience Awards Winners

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Showtime Movie Channels Audience Awards Winners The 2011 Sydney Film Festival today revealed the winners of the Showtime Movie Channels Audience Awards. The Audience Awards highlight the crowd-pleasing titles across feature films and documentaries and each winning film will receive a Dinosaur Designs trophy. “Showtime Movie Channels is committed to bringing its audiences a compelling and diverse choice of film and documentary entertainment and we are delighted to support the ...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Awards

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Winners of 24th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Awards AnnouncedOut Film CT wrapped up the 24th Annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Saturday, June 4th, with The Green earning the Audience Award for favorite feature film. Over 2,000 attendees from all over Connecticut and beyond enjoyed a wide selection of exceptional feature films, shorts and documentaries during the 10-day festival at Cinestudio, located on the beautiful campus of Trinity College in Hartford. Out Film CT is pleased ...

Biography of filmmaker Milcho Manchevski, in focus at Aruba 2nd AIFF

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Milcho Manchevski a film director and screenwriter from Macedonia.wrote and directed the feature films "Before the Rain" (1994), "Dust'" (2001), "Shadows" (2007) and "Mothers" (2011).   "Before the Rain" (1994) won an Academy-Award nomination and thirty awards, including Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice, Independent Spirit, FIPRESCI, UNESCO, best film of the year in Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, and other awards in Austr...

Winners of the Caribbean spotlight

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CARIBBEAN SPOTLIGHT SERIES AWARD CEREMONY AND PARTY MONDAY, JUNE 12th Children of God, winner of the Caribbean spotlight (Location: Gold Coast) Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS) Competition were announced on Tuesday night at a special Festival event held at Gold Coast Aruba. Encouraged by tremendous local support last year, AIFF expanded its popular "Spotlight" series this year, which was created to showcases movies ...

Coyote & Road Runner versus Short Film Competition

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While Coyote’s epic quest to capture the Road Runner capture a lot of attention on festival, Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux's The Rabbi's Cat won the Feature Film Crystal at the Annecy Animation Film Festival on Saturday, The Cat was judged by many to be one of the most striking French animation debuts lately. A Japanese drama cartoon about a soul reborn in the body of a suicidal teenager, Colorful won The Best Asian Anime Award in a feature film competition. Moreover, another high-concept p...

Truly Masterful: The Short Film award winners in Hamburg

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All award winners of the 27th Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2011 There are always plenty of reasons to celebrate short films and tonight, the focus will be on the award winners of the 27th Hamburg International Short Film Festival. Among them is the masterly debut of the Belgian director Rachel Lang. Her graduation short film For You I Will Fight will receive the jury award of the International Competition (Hamburger Kurzfilmpreis). Furthermore the winners of the jury and audience aw...

Palm Springs International ShortFest lines up 331

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It’s not always about length... enjoy some quality shorts this summer! The 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market announced today its roster of 331 films, selected from more than 3,000 worldwide entries. Now in its 17th year, ShortFest will showcase 64 World Premieres, 58 North American Premieres and 25 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films for screening and competition features star-studded casts and award-winning films from 50 countries around the wo...

International Animation Festival Tricky Women

Tricky Women is the first and only festival of animated film that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women. The festival offers an international competition of animated short films realized by female artists and produced in 2010 or 2011.

 

The 9th edition of Tricky Women AnimationFilmFestival will take place in Vienna 14th - 18th March, 2012.

 

The deadline for applications for the preliminary selection is October 21th, 2011.


Awards:

Tricky Women Award of the City of Vienna worth 4,000 Euro  

 

3-month scholarship to live and work at quartier21/MQ under the Artist-in-Residence Program


Synchro Film & Video Material Prize worth 1,500 Euro

 
Hubert Sielecki Award worth 750 Euro (for Austrian animation)


Tricky Women Audience Award, Accreditation for Tricky Women 2013

 

Awards and prize monies will go to the directresses of the films.

Find more information and the entry form on www.trickywomen.at.

 

Aruba Festival reveals line up

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Program details for the 2nd Annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 10-16, 2011, were announced today. The Festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 13 different countries and feature several international premieres. The lineup was announced by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza along with Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira. Among the titles, the international premieres at AIFF include the Massimiliano Bruno directed Italian...

Traces of light

Director: Claire Walka.
In the magic atmosphere of a summer night four different people stray around in the dark, looking for some joy or trying to overcome their melancholia. For some moments their paths cross and they get closer, but they also drift apart. In the end, they all get together by a tune that makes them feel connected, even if maybe only for this night.

London Leads in Doc Wars

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Suddenly, everything's coming up doc-fests. Munich's has just ended (a well-run event organised in the famous  Film Museum and other  gemuetlich venues around the Bavarian capital since 1991), Sheffield's has just announced the complete programme for its event which  moves dates from autumn to next month, and the now stand-alone Edinburgh International Film Festival, with its new team and slenderer budget, returns to its post-war orgins with a strong focus on the documentary for its 65th...

Award winner of the 18. Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

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The 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, the FMX 2011 and the Animation Production day transformed Stuttgart into the "Animated Capital" for an eventful six days. The extensive Festival programme was an impressive demonstration of how animation is a lot more than just light entertainment. The social relevance and the political topicality of the winning films and numerous other entries to this year's Festival are further proof of this. In total, almost 1,000 films were shown at t...

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