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Vladivostok Pacific Meridian Award Winners

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«Pacific Meridian» is an International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacific Coutries are the countries surrounded by Pacific Ocean and countries of South-East Asia including India. Film Festival is held annually in one of the most beautiful places on the Pacific Ocean coast - Vladivostok. The Festival was instituted in 2003 and its 8th edition has been held this year, September 11 - 17.Vladivostok is a very beautiful and exciting city, place on the hills. Three sides of it a...

Neds tops San Sebastian Awards

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58th Edition Awards - 2010OFFICIAL SELECTIONGOLDEN SHELL FOR BEST FILM to“NEDS” by PETER MULLAN (UK-France-Italy)SPECIAL JURY AWARD to“ELISA K” by JUDITH COLELL and JORDI CADENA (Spain) For the way it portrays the violence to which innocent people are exposed to in everyday life.SILVER SHELL FOR BEST DIRECTOR toRAÚL RUIZ for “MISTÉRIOS DE LISBOA” (Portugal)SILVER SHELL FOR BEST ACTRESS toNORA NAVAS for “PA NEGRE” (Spain)SILVER SHELL FOR BEST ACTOR toCONNOR McCARRON for “NEDS...

"Border Stories" received a "Best Editing" Award in Barcelona

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  "Border Stories" received a "Best Editing" Award at the Festival de Cine Internacional de Barcelona 2010. Infos, Festivals & Awards:  http://www.asvefilms.ch/5178.html ...

New 4+1 Film Festival revealed during San Sebastian

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  This morning the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION was presented in the San Sebastian Film Festival.   The new festival wil show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented  the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind ...

New 4+1 Film Festival Mapfre Foundation revealed during San Sebastian

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4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION will show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind this international event, which will be celebrated for the first time on November 11th through the 14th of 2010, consists in bringing back so...

THE BIGGEST FLOWER IN THE WORLD

Director: JUAN PABLO ETCHEVERRY.
THE BIGGEST FLOWER IN THE WORLD is a text of rare beauty, full of symbols and enigmas, for children who grow up in a world split by individualism, where there is no hope and violence and lack of ideals are the norm. There are two messages, one for the children (discovery, bravery and altruism) and another for all men and women who ask themselves about their place in the world.

Black Sheep

Director: Humberto Hinojosa.
José and Kumbia work as sheepherds at Leandro’s ranch. They’re sick of his bad treatment and their own helplessness. So they come up with a plan to change their future: steal the herd and sell it at the Mexican- American border. But Leandro’s son Jeronimo is always at their heels, and will do anything to get them. He knows that the loss of a single sheep will cost a shepherd his job. Their plan come under greatest threat when José´s first love, María, comes back between Jeronimo and José...

International Film Students Meeting in Sann Sebastian

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14 shorts from 14 centres in 12 countries have been selected to participate in the 9th International Film Students Meeting. The participating countries are Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, the USA, Spain, Finland, Israel, Poland, the UK and Singapore. 59 schools from 24 countries the world over registered as contenders for participation in the 9th International Film School Meeting which, for the ninth year running, will take place within the framework of San Sebastian Festival.The 9th ...

Vote online for the European Film Academy People’s Choice Award

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The People's Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film and win a trip to the European Film Awards Ceremony. Every year, when the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe's greatest film stars, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, designers, nominees and winners, to attend the European Film Awards, the People's Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience. Winners in the past have included films ...

European Film Academy Opens Vote for People’s Choice Award

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The People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film and win a trip to the European Film Awards Ceremony. Every year, when the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, designers, nominees and winners, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience.Winners in the past have included films like...

World Cinema Amsterdam: new film festival dedicated to world cinema

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World Cinema Amsterdam is a new film festival based in Amsterdam, combining the best independently produced films from Latin America, Asia and Africa in a single festival. From 12 to 22 August, more than 60 short and feature-length films will screen in the Rialto cinema and at free outdoor screenings on Marie Heinekenplein square. The festival opens on 12 August with the screening of Un homme qui crie, a moving father & son drama from Chad which this year won the Cannes Jury Prize and was nomina...

2010 New York City International Film Festival Opening Night Gala Inauguration

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By Maria Esteves - August 13, 2010 The New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) 2010, founded by Roberto Rizzo celebrated it's Opening Night Gala Inauguration at the New World Stages Theatre, Thursday, August 12, 6:00 PM. The New York City Premiere of WHEN I RISE, directed by Mat Hames, immediately followed a special performance by master percussionist Larry McDonald, Drum Fusion Records. Founder/president Roberto Rizzo and New York City Commissioner on Human Rights Patricia L. Ga...

International Human Rights Film Festival of Paris

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2011 International Human Rights Film Festival of Paris

 

Call for entries


Submission deadline : 10 August 2010
The 8th edition of the festival will take place from March 9-16th 2011.

Mission and objective.


The Human Rights International Film Festival of Paris strive to promote and showcase some of the best documentary films made each year on human rights issues internationally. Each screening is followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
More information at
www.festival-droitsdelhomme.org


How to apply ?


Interested filmmakers may fill in the next application form :

 http://www.festival-droitsdelhomme.org/paris/


All submissions will be reviewed carefully. We will contact you if we are interested in receiving a DVD copy of your film. Any unsolicited film will not be considered for the festival. The festival does not charge any fees for submissions. If your film is considered for the festival, be advised we do not return  DVDs. The festival does not send out rejection letters. We will contact those filmmakers whose films are accepted to participate in the festival.


Limitations

 

  • We only select documentary films (except for shorts).

  • Only films running at least 45 mn may apply in the feature lenght documentary categories.

  • Only films running no more than 15 mn may apply in the short documentary category.

  • Films need to be produced after Jan 1st 2009.

  • Screeners may be sent with English subtitles but please note that selected films will have to be provided with French subtitles in order to be definitively selected for the festival.


Upcoming deadline


Submissions for the 2011 edition of the festival will run until August 10 2010.


Thank you in advance for your time and interest in our festival!

Another Planet

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Director: Ferenc Moldovanyi.
“Expanding upon themes he explored in Children: Kosovo 2000 (SDFF 24), Ferenc Moldoványi’s latest documentary is at once hypnotically beautiful and acutely disturbing. Shot over a two-year period in four countries on four continents—Ecuador (South America), Mexico (North America), Democratic Republic of Congo (Africa), and Cambodia (Asia)—Another Planet unfolds as a cinematic tone poem in the tradition of Koyaanisqatsi, exposing the unequal distribution of wealth around the world as a major humanitarian crisis. Framed by pastoral sequences in which a Tarahumara shaman imparts a dream of paradise on earth, the film moves quickly and seamlessly between the lives of seven children inextricably linked by their shocking and tragic experiences of daily exploitation and abuse. We meet lonely, aimless urchins, barely eking out a living on the streets. We see child laborers toiling in brick factories, garbage dumps, and brothels, only to be beaten when business is down. And perhaps most harrowing of all, we get to know the child soldiers of Congo as they are turned into killing machines. Throughout this journey, Moldoványi’s unwavering vision reminds us of the eternal coexistence of beauty and horror all over the world. Informed by the haunting cinematography of Tibor Máthé as well as Tibor Szemzö’s ethereal soundtrack, Another Planet crosses cultural boundaries to forge a commentary on the human condition as damning as it is open-ended.” 31st Starz Denver International Film Festival Official Catalogue "This globe-spanning film hits hard on many levels—visually, intellectually, emotionally. Beautifully shot in Ecuador, Mexico, Africa and Asia, Moldoványi’s film presents images that sparkle in the eye even as they punch you in the heart. Moldoványi introduces us to children in Cambodia, Ecuador, Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo, each of whom is struggling to survive. Working long hours, often in dangerous and dirty conditions, these children show us a side of existence that many have never seen or even imagined. While many in the US hold childhood as a special and protected time of nurtured innocence, this film reminds us all that for many children life is a brutal and precarious game of survival. With subjects that include children scavenging dumps for recyclables, child soldiers and child sex workers, this film offers a sympathetic and unblinking eye. The children themselves are our strongest storytellers, and they open up to Moldoványi’s camera to give us their own perspective. Their frankness astonishes as they talk matter-of-factly about their jobs and the consequences of not earning. The children either are at the mercy of adults—often the parents who force them to work and beat them when they don’t earn enough—or have been abandoned by adults altogether. While the film is not a gentle journey, it imagines a better world, a greater one. The filmmaker relies on your humanity and empathy to be moved by these children, while never directly suggesting a call to action. This film offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore another planet, a trip definitely worth taking." SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival

Four international co-productions supported by Hubert Bals Fund Plus

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Dutch companies Circe Films, IDTV Motel Films, Volya Films and NFI Productions have been selected to receive each € 50,000 from Hubert Bals Fund Plus, a joint project of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Netherlands Film Fund. The Dutch producers will co-produce four films from Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. Hubert Bals Fund Plus, initiated in 2006, promotes international involvement of Dutch producers with films already supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.Hubert Bals Fu...

Latest Jury decisions of Berlinale World Cinema Fund:

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Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Latest Jury decisions and WCF-Spotlight in South AfricaAt the 12th session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury on July 4, three new film projects were selected for production funding.Since its establishment in October 2004, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 73 projects chosen from 1275 submissions from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia, and the Caucasus. All of the WCF films completed so far have s...

Cubierta de Sombras

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Director: Juan Pablo Roubio.
Captain Cortez must carry, in his warship, an enigmatic and beautiful scientific and transfers a state secret. In the middle of the ocean, a murder and the alarm of an imminent and deadly in the air put the security of a nation. Cortez was in a reckless crossroads between attraction that causes the mysterious passenger and his duty to his crew and their nation. Cover of Shadows is a film that contains all elements of the more classic black cinema. During the 50s, where the main actors of the Cold War established their sources, cover of shadows, who invited the witness to go through the darkest desires of the mind of a man in an age where the truth lay in shadow.

Run Granny Run!

Director: Nikolaus von Uthmann.
The most dramatic race since BEN HUR! Sweet Granny is walking to her favorite spot at a lake when she gets overtaken by Mrs Messala. The old ladies maneuver their wheeled walking-aides in a breathtaking, funny but violent snail-pace race. Black humour + whacky comedy underlined by subtle social commentary, as if Monty Pythons had teamed up with Mike Leigh. The film has already been shown at festivals all over the world, and has won the Gold Remi Award of the WorldFest Houston (category: Best Original Comedy Short), and the Audience Award of the Kino Knock Out Festival in Altkirch, France.

12th Festival of German Films in Madrid opens with NANGA PARBAT

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The Festival of German Films will be held for the 12th time in Madrid from June 1 to 5, 2010. A total of seven new feature films, two documentaries, a TV film and numerous shorts will be presented in the festival cinema „Cine Palafox“. In addition, the program will be rounded off with a retrospective of the filmmaker Joseph Vilsmaier and the screening of the Director’s Cut of Volker Schloendorff’s THE TIN DRUM (DIE BLECHTROMMEL). The festival will be opened in style on the evening of J...

Highlights from the Tarifa African Film Festival

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  The FESTIVAL DE CINE AFRICANO DE TARIFA (FCAT - Tarifa African Film Festival), one of the biggest African film festivals in Europe, is about to start its seventh edition on May 21st in Tarifa, the closest Spanish town to Africa on the Andalusian coasts of the Strait of Gibraltar (http://www.fcat.es/).   This year the FCAT presents, from 21st to 29th May: 113 movies from 36 countries, out of which 33 films are national premieres in competition dozens of respected film...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

The Illustrated Art of Peter Sis In Zlin

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  In preparation for the launch of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Zlin Film Festival, which officially opens on Sunday, May 30th, the Festival organization is displaying an art exhibit by one of its most famous native sons, Peter Sis, the Czech-born author, illustrator and filmmaker. To be technical, Sis was born in Brno, which is less than 50 miles away, but Zlin has many right to claim him as one of their own. As the major film event devoted to children and young adul...

COMPOSER RENZO ROSSELLINI RECEIVES Achievement AWARD AT CANNES 2010 from his compatriots

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              Honoured at the Cannes Festival Italian beachfront Pavillion, by the leading film industry pros in attendance, Renzo Rossellini, the Italian composer was awarded a special Trophy for his life contribution to Italian cinematography. Born in 1941, Renzo Rossellini first collaborated with his father Roberto as an assistant Director and later as his producer until 1977. Then he founded and served as chairma...

Directory of Argentinean Film Festivals

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Below is the complete directory of all Argentinean Film Festivals for 2010, seperated by trimester organized by INCAA.  For more information on any of the festivals, visit www.incaa.gov.ar   -Melissa Evanko   First Trimester Festivals Dates Gualeguaychú Cine Estudio Multimedial 16-21 Feb. Pinamar Screen 6-13 March Shorts of Geniuses-Cinema of Neighbors- March to Nov.     ...

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