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Silverdocs rides non fiction wave

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SILVERDOCS June 14-19, June Silver: Spring, MarylandBlame it on Michael Moore. The filmmaker provocateur of FAHRENHEIT 911 created a tidal wave of audience and media interest in documentary film that has not yet crested. The truth is that documentaries have escaped from their restricted niche and now can generate the kind of publicity and audience interest that was once reserved for fiction features.Documentaries are suddenly hot, and the financials of making and distributing them have made them...

Krakow Short & Docu Festival

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45th KRAKOW SHORT & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL "L'embarras de choix" The 'Krakow Internationl Festival of Short and Documentary Films', which is now its 45th incarnation Making it one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals of this kind in the world, has shortened its official monicker to a more simple "KRAKOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL" and has expanded its offerings to a mind-boggling 440 films -- all screened within six days as singleton showings in four different locations. With this ...

Krakow Internationl Festival of Short and Documentary Films

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45th KRAKOW SHORT & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL"L'embarras de choix"The 'Krakow Internationl Festival of Short and Documentary Films', which is now its 45th incarnation making it one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals of this kind in the world, has shortened its official monicker to a more simple "KRAKOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL" and has expanded its offerings to a mind-boggling 440 films -- all screened within six days as singleton showings in four different locations. With this m...

Peacekeepers One World Fest opener

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"THE PEACEKEEPERS",WINNER OF THE VACLAV HAVEL SPECIAL AWARD,OPENED THE 7TH EDITION OF ONE WORLD The Opening Ceremony of the 7th Annual One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival took place on Wednesday, April 27th, 2005 in the large auditorium of Prague's Municipal Library. Within the framework of the opening evening, Paul Cowan´s documentary "The Peacekeepers" will be awarded with the Václav Havel Special Award. From the beginning of the One World festival, Václav Havel...

26 films will compete for Punta de Vista Docu Fest

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26 FILMS WILL COMPETE IN THE OFFICIAL SECTION OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL POINT OF VIEWHaving appraised the 368 films presented for pre-selection, the festival's selection committee has chosen 16 long and 10 short documentary films for the competition stage. These films shall be screened during the festival for all audiences from the 18th to the 26th of February 2005, and shall contend for the following prizes:The 26 films selected shall be screened from the 18th to the 26th of February as ...

DOCVIEW Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

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DOCVIEW PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY FILMS FROM THE GULF OF FINLAND REGIONDOCview, a new feature of the DocPoint - Helsinki documentary film festival, focuses on film culture and filmmakers from the Gulf of Finland region. DOCview includes the DOCview Videotheque and the DOCview Programme. The videotheque is targeted at international distributors and commissioning editors, as well as other professional audiences. The programme offers festival-goers a chance to see the gems of this year's selection. The ...

DOKKINO new initative by DocPont Helsinki docu fest

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DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, held in January 12.-16. 2005, organizes a documentary film event for elementary and high school pupils. The event that now is organized for the third time has been named DOKKINO and it has been extended to a year-round event. DOKKINO is organized in co-operation with DocPoint's major partner Finnkino.By screening documentaries for children and youth DocPoint aims for a higher appreciation and visibility for this genre as well as for improving the st...

Shadow Festival in Amsterdam awards

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The 5th edition of the Shadow Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam has announced its first KODAK SHADOW AWARD, a prize for the best documentary from a young filmmaker. The award consists of film stock donated by Kodak Nederland B.V. The prize has been awraded to two films/filmmakers: Michael Noer, from Denmark, for his film UNDERNEATH THE SKIN. A rare and soft-spoken portrait of pornographic filmmaker Ole Egge. The film avoids any possible clichés on the subject and presents a sensitive and unc...

Vancouver Award Winners: Machuca, Beeing Caribou

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2004 AWARD WINNERS - VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALMost Popular International Film (popular vote, no cash prize)Winner: Andrés Wood, for MACHUCA (Chile).Popular Canadian Film (popular vote, no cash prize) Co-Winners: François Prévost and Hugo Latulippe for WHAT REMAINS OF US (Quebec), and Leanne Allison and Diana Wilson for BEING CARIBOU (British Columbia). Best Feature Film from Western Canada - award and $12,000 from Citytv.GARY YATES for SEVEN TIMES LUCKY (Manitoba). "For its econo...

Kissed by a crocodile

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“…Is Bali every woman’s paradise or is it too good to be true ?”Kissed by a crocodile is a debut 1 hour documentary by independent Australian film-maker Wendy Dent.Love and sex in Bali – from genuine love relationships between western women and Balinese men, to gigolo affairs and the ‘crocodile’ Mafia of Kuta’s infamous nightclub district (scene of the 2002 terrorist bombings). A scintillating travel tale of a young Australian film-maker unmasking Bali’s biggest taboo, skillful...

Hollywood fest announces its craft winners

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HOLLYWOOD FEST ANNOUNCES CRAFT KUDOS WINNERSRecipients to be feted at Hollywood Awards GalaThe Hollywood Film Festival announces honorees who will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place on October 18, 2004, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.Academy-nominated editor Sally Menke will receive the "Hollywood Editor of the Year Award," Academy Award-winning visual effects artist John Dykstra will receive the ...

One World announces its awards

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One World, 6th Annual Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Prague, Czech Republic, 15-22 April 2004The Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Award for the Best Film:Arna's Children, directed by Juliano Mer Khamis and Danniel ArnaDanniel, Israel, Netherlands, Palestine When you sign on as a juror for the One World International Human Rights Film Festival you know you will be meeting people whose rights are being wronged and whose stories are deeply moving. But few of us jurors expected to m...

Prague Fest: focus on docus on Human Rights

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One World, 6th Annual Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Prague, Czech Republic, 15-22 April 2004 Organised by People in Need - Czech TV Foundation, One World has quickly emerged as one of the largest and most important human rights film festivals in Europe and is firmly established as one of Prague's premier cultural and media events. One World 2004 will present 155 films from around the world. The Festival center will be located at the Archa theater. Other screenings will be held in popula...

Warsaw Jewish fest mission

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WARSAW INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVALHA-MOTIV HA-JEHUDI18-27 April 2004Mirosław Chojecki, Director of the Festival gives us a couple of statements about the Festival Mission : "We want to awaken the audience’s interest in topics related to the Jewish identity and experience throughout history, to the preservation of Jewish culture and tradition as a source of Judeo-Christian civilization – through the art of cinema. We want the films on Jewry to reach the young audience who is confr...

Crossing Europe Linz Fest

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CROSSING EUROPE: Filmic Forays Through EuropeLinz Film Festival with Tributes to Matteo Garrone and Priit PärnThe program of the new Linz film festival CROSSING EUROPE (4 – 9 May 2004) is taking shape under the direction of the former artistic director of the Diagonale Christine Dollhofer. Simultaneously with the expansion of the EU, the first edition of the annual festival invites viewers to discover less familiar film landscapes. In addition to the European Competition and the European Pano...

Göteborg Film Festival wraps

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Göteborg Film FestivalJanuary 23 -- February 2, 2004This year's Göteborg Film Festival kicked off on January 23 in the midst of a panorama of 500 films. The Göteborg fest, whose honorary president is Ingmar Bergman, is noted for its excellent selection of world cinema. Festival sections receive titles such as Iranian Images, Little Italy, Cuba Libre, Made in Argentina, Real Brazil, French Connection, Korean Highlights, Made in Spanish, Asian Hots, German Stories, USA documentaries and Critic'...

Marcel Ophuls honored at full Frame docu fest in april

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FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL TO HONOR MARCEL OPHULS AT THIS YEARS FESTIVAL, APRIL 1 – 4, 2004 HBO’s film Elaine Stritch at Liberty, based on Elaine Stritch’s Tony Award-Winning One-Woman Broadway Show, to have its World Premiere; Stritch will join Ophuls, Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Harry Shearer and others as special guests Elaine Stritch at Liberty, HBO’s documentary film on Elaine Stritch’s one-woman Broadway show will open this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The...

NY Explorers fest celebrates scientific exploration

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2004 The Explorers Club's 2004 Documentary Film Festival is a day-long celebration of the best in films on the subjects of Scientific Exploration, Field Research, Wildlife and Conservation. The Explorers Club Documentary Film Festival represents a continuation and extension of the Club’s longstanding mission, as we seek to honor filmmakers who share our vision for, and commitment to, a healthier planet in the 21st century. The Festival will be held at The Explorers Club'...
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