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San Diego Latino Film Fest to present popular Santos Peregrinos

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OPENING IN SAN DIEGO ON JUNE 10th! POPULAR MEXICAN COMEDIAN ADAL RAMONES STARS IN MEXICAN COMEDY, SANTOS PEREGRINOS.Media Arts Center San Diego's San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to present Adal Ramones in the popular Mexican comedy, Santos Peregrinos, June 10-16, 2005 at Mann Theatres Hazard Center (7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA, 92102). There's trouble in the vecindad when it is discovered that a set of holiday statuettes that once belonged to Emiliano Zapata are filled with s...

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...

Europeans win big at Buenos Aires

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The 7th edition of the Buenos Aires Festival Intenacional De Cine Independiente (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema) ended this past weekend with the announcement of awards in various competition areas.European films had a remarkably strong showing, winning most of the major categories. The Festival hosted nearly 100 films from Europe, making up nearly a third of the overall program. In addition, European Film Promotion, the organization that represents the film promotion ...

Austin Cine Las Americas line up

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents the 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, bringing the best of Latin American and Indigenous cinema to Austin from April 20 - 24. This year, the festival features a rich selection of dramatic and documentary films made by and/or about Latin and Indigenous groups from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. The festival will open on Wednesday, April 20 at t...

Cine Las Americas conferences program

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The 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival presents the first Cine Las Americas Conference from April 18-19, in partnership with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and the University of Texas at Austin.The conference offers four different panels on themes related to filmmaking and the role of Latinos in the film industry. Evening screenings of films by panelists will complement the panel discussions. All conference activities are free of charge.The pane...

Critically acclaimed: Fipresci prizes

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Critics' Prizes at the festivals of Sofia, Fribourg, Mar del Plata, Guadalajara and ToulouseToulouse (Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine, France, March 11-20, 2005). Prize: "Live-in Maid" (Cama adentro) by Jorge Gaggero (Argentina, 2004). Jury: Anette Olsen, Denmark ("Dox Magazine", "Mifune"), Maja Bogojevic, Serbia-Montenegro ("Zinec"), Karin Wolfs, The Netherlands ("De Filmkrant", "Screen International"). Print source: Aquafilms, Cabello 3644, C1425APN Buenos Aires, T +54 (11) 4802 4218, v...

Austin Cine Las Americas

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents the 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, bringing the best of Latin American and Indigenous cinema to Austin from April 20 - 24. The festival features a rich selection of dramatic and documentary films made by and/or about Latin and Indigenous groups from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, the United States, México, Nicaragua and Peru. In its competitive section, Cine Las Americas will grant jury...

NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival opens with Snowscreen

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SNOWSCREENBetween March 2 to 5, 2005 NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival returns to Winnipeg, Manitoba. March 2The event kicks off at The Forks with SnowScreen, the festival's infamous outdoor movie screen carved from snow by artists from Le Festival du Voyageur. It is a uniquely Canadian event, perfect for a winter Manitoba evening: great Canadian films, starry sky above and the banks of the historic Red and Assiniboine Rivers below, complemented by hot chocolate, fire barrels and hay bales...

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...

20th Mar del Plata highlights

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20TH EDITION OF THE MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe 20th edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival will be held on March 10 to 20. The AWARD will be the ASTOR for the second time, according to the name of one of the most famous people from the city. This year the film fest have a new logo (see image). It combines the blue colour of sea and a sea lion, two elements characteristics of the place.The film TURTLES CAN FLY by Bahman Ghobadi is set to open the film festival....

Palm Springs Festival Opens with Coach Carter

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Palm Springs International Film Festival opened this week to rave reviews with COACH CARTER. On hand were stars Samuel L. Jackson and Director Thomas Carter as they walked the Red-Carpet at the Palm Springs High School Auditorium. The Festival now in its 16th year has one of the most dynamic programs to date as a majority of the Foreign Oscar contention films and Premiere events that will be screened throughout the 12-day Festival which runs from January 6th to the 17th, 2005.Definitely a pres...

Liv Ullmann to receive a Career Achievement Tribute in Miami

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Miami International Film Festival Announces Special ProgramsMiami International Film FestivalThe mission of the Miami International Film Festival is to bring the best of world cinema to South Florida. MIFF uses the unique geographical and cultural position of Miami to make the festival a premiere venue for the exhibition of international and U.S. films, with special focus on Ibero-American cinema. Both juried and audience awards are given in dramatic and documentary categories.The Miami Internat...

Guadalajara aiming at world latin reference

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THE FILM FESTIVAL IN GUADALAJARA BECOMES MORE INTERNATIONAL- The most important mexican film contest will dedicate most of it, to the Iberoamerican Film, with the greatest world prize to a latino producerThe 20th edition, The Muestra de Cine mexicano en Guadalajara will modify its name and restructure its content with the purpose to become the International Film Festival in Guadalajara (March 11 to March 18, 2005). The festival’s main section will be dedicated to Iberoamerican Films with the p...

Meet Filmfestivals at Satis 2004 with 192 exhibitors

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FILMFESTIVALS is a sponsor and an exhibitor at the forthcoming Satis PARIS ShowNovember 3 to 5 Paris Porte de Versailles.Exhibitors include the following companies:44.1ACCO FRANCEACME - AudioProACS FranceACT/FORMATIONADOBE SYSTEMS FRANCEADYCEALCORN MCBRIDEALPERMANN + VELTEANALOG WAYANCORANNUAIRE DU CINEMA TV VIDEO - BELLEFAYEAPPLE SOLUTION EXPERTAREITECATREIDAUDIENSAUDIO MEDIAAUDIO PLUSAUDIO SUDAUDIOFANZINEAUDIOPOLEAUDIPACKAV2PAVIDAZUR SCENICBARCOBARTHEBDL - AUTOSCRIPTBIG UPBKSTS - The Moving Im...

The Henchman starts shooting

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Vienna-based Allegro Film began shooting today in Styria on one of the biggest Austrian co-productions ever, Simon Aeby’s The Henchman starring, fresh from his Wimbledon success, Nikolai Coster-Waldau, Eddie Marsan (Gangs of New York, 21 Grams) and Steven Berkoff (Rambo, Octopussy). Delegate producer is Helmut Grasser.Directed by Swiss-born Simon Aeby, whose Wes Bentley starrer Three below Zero won him the prestigious Max Ophuls newcomer award, The Henchman was written by Austrian writer Susan...

Exhibitors listing at AFM 2004 Fall

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Exhibitors listing at AFM 2004 Fall: November 3 - 10By aphabetical order ABS Production Barcelona S.L. Access Films Action Concept AFI FEST Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Alabama Filmmakers Association Alain Siritzky Productions Allied Irish Banks P.L.C. Allied/Alpha Entertainment Group Alpine Pictures International, Inc. America Video Films S.A. American Cinema International American Film Partners International American World Pictures Amsell Entert...

Brasilia Fest in action with 100 films

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Nearly 100 films confirmed for the VI Brasília International Film Festival From July 14 through 25, Cine Academia will be hosting the sixth edition of the Brasília International Film Festival. This year, approximately 100 feature films from different countries will be screened, including several internationally awarded documentaries and a selection of Brazilian and foreign short films. Most of the titles are premiering in Brazil. The selection includes films recently screened at the Cannes Fes...

Parker and Moscow jury award

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The Best Director PrizeThe Silver St George to the 26th MIFF Best Director was handed by Boris Akunin, an author, a member of the Grand Jury. And it went to Dmintry Meskhiyev, Russia, who managed to make the viewer feel ” the time shrink, pulsate and practically melt” when watching his film “Us”. Silver St George Special Jury PrizeSpecial Silver St George winner was announced by Armen Medvedev, member of the Grand Jury, producer, film historian. The Prize for a film that could “show t...

Next Hubert Bals Fund Spring Selection of 39 projects

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Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund Spring Selection 2004 supports 39 film projectsIn the Spring 2004 Selection Round, the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) grants a total of Euro 525,000 (USD 642,000) to thirty-nine non-Western film-makers. Among the films receiving distribution grants are Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll's WHISKY (a former CineMart Project) and IFFR 2004 Competition discovery DAYS OF SANTIAGO. VISITING UNCLE IDRIZ, the opening film of the Sarajevo...

ACE producers films in Cannes

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Ateliers du Cinéma Européèn: ACE Producers films in CannesOfficial Selection / In CompetitionTilde Corsi (R&C Produzioni) co-producer of the film La Niña Santa (The Holy Girl) by Lucrecia Martel Official Selection / Out of CompetitionEmmanuel Giraud (Les Films de la Croisade) for Mondovino by Jonathan NossiterOfficial Selection / Un Certain RegardNatacha Devillers (Artcam/Les Petites Lumières) co-producer of the film Schizo (Fifty Fifty) by Gulshad OmarovaCritic’s WeekAlain Benguigui (Som...

DigiTraining Plus: D- Innovation for European Cinemas

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"DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas" Kuurne, Belgium31 March - 4 April 2004Dear friends, the Barco headquarters in Kuurne, Belgium, just saw the closure of the specialized course for cinema exhibitors: "DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas", organized by MEDIA Salles, that was specifically dedicated to digital cinema. A highly positive evaluation of the course emerged from the more than 40 participants and experts, arriving from 13 European countries, fr...

Buenos Aires awards Parapalos and 15

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BUENOS AIRES 6 ° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE AWARDSOFFICIAL PRIZESInternational CompetitionBest picture: “Parapalos”, by Ana Poliak (Argentina)Best Director: Royston Tan for “15 (Fifteen)” (Singapore)Special prize of the Jury:“Las horas del día”, by Jaime Rosales (Spain)Best Actor: Pietro Sibille, for “Días de Santiago” (Peru)Best Actress: Hwang Jeong-min, for “Save the Green Planet!” (South Korea)Argentina brand-new novelties CompetitionBest picture: “U...

Marco Island fest line up

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2004 World Cinema Naples Film Line-upSee you at the Movies!FEATURE NARRATIVESThe Barbecue People (Hamangalistim)Feature Drama, 102 minutes, 2003, Israel, Dir.- David Ofek & Yossi Madmony, Prod.-David Ofek, Joseph Madmony, Screenplay- David Ofek, Yossi Madmony,Starring- Victor Ida, Raymond Abecassis, Makram Khuri, Israel Bright, Dana Ivgi, Gili Sa'ar, Igal Adika, World Premier Mar del Plata Intl Film Festival - winner of the silver Ombu for Best Screenplay. Israel in the late 80's; a wild BBQ fe...

Phoenix awards

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Attendance at the four-day 2004 Phoenix Film Festival topped ten thousand, smashing previous records. Winners in the various competition categories were presented at the Festival’s Copper Wing Awards closing ceremonies Sunday Night, April 4, at which actor/director Peter Fonda received a special tribute. Black Cloud, written and directed by former child star and Phoenix-area resident Rick Schroder won three awards; Best Picture Audience Award, Best Acting Ensemble and a Special Jury Pri...

Digitraining Plus latest D- Initiative from Media Salles

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"Technological innovation is a crucial factor for economic development and it is even more so regarding digital technology applied to the cinema sector, an activity that involves both economic and cultural values”. These were the words of Gianni Profita, Director General for the Cinema of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs, commenting on the course on digital cinema promoted by MEDIA Salles, on which he affirmed: “It’s very significant for Europeans working in the cinema sector to r...
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