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Focus from AFI on THREE BLIND MICE: An actor-driven comedy

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THREE BLIND MICE 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 1st @ ArcLight Hollywood 10 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5th @ Mann Chinese 6 Australia’s THREE BLIND MICE resurrects an old-fashioned, actor-centric style of film with both energy and honesty. “I wanted to write a story about people, not politics,” says director Matthew Newton, “a film that examines and celebrates just three of the millions of men and women around the world who get up in the morning and risk thei...

Viennale facts and figures

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The Viennale 2008, which will come to an end with today’s screening of the closing film Waltz With Bashir, is proud to present a successful outcome.With a total of 92,100 Viennale-goers the 2008 festival has scored a slight increase in the number of visitors.Last year’s record was 91,700.Due to a larger number of screenings, the capacity sank from 79.20% in 2007 to 76.80% at the Viennale 2008.Out of a total of 332 film screenings, 116, i.e., approximately a third, were sold out.The capacity ...

FESTIVAL ON WHEELS 2008 goes international

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                                Festival on Wheels has changed its route! The 14th Festival on Wheels, which is organised by the Ankara Cinema Association with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Municipality of Kars, will start its journey on 7 November in Ka...

Festival on Wheels 2008

Festival on Wheels has changed its route! The 14th Festival on Wheels, which is organised by the Ankara CinemaAssociation with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism andthe Municipality of Kars, will start its journey on 7 November in Kars and then stop in Artvin from 14-16 November. For the first time in 13 years, the festival won’t stop in Ankara, but invites all ci

Rio Film Festival Awards Se Nada Mais de Certo

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José Eduardo Belmonte’s Se Nada Mais der Certo and Matheus Nauchtergaele’s A Festa da Menina Morta Share Top Honours at Rio Film Festival Awards 2008The 10th annual Rio de Janeiro Film Festival closed tonight, Thursday October 9, and shared the top honours at its Premiere Brazil ‘Redentor’ awards ceremony between two films which showed the rich diversity of Brazilian filmmaking this year: José Eduardo Belmonte’s piquant thriller Se Nada Mais der Certo and Matheus Nachtergaele’s ...

A Festival of Discoveries

  Sunday, September 14-------For the first time in the past few years, the Toronto International Film Festival will be best remembered for its discoveries, rather than the bigger-budget entries that graced the Galas. Many of those films were critical and industry disappointments (including The Burning Plain, The Third Man, Miracle of St. Anna, The Brothers Bloom, Pride And Glory, The Duchess and several others). Of course, they delivered the necessary stardust that has now become de rigeu...

Toronto Film Festival Closes With Awards Announcements

 Saturday, September 13------The Toronto International Film Festival came to a close today with the announcements of various awards. Although Toronto does not have an official competition section (positioning itself as a "public festival"), positive critical praise, strong industry reaction and awards from the discerning Toronto public are important components for the life of the films that have risen to the top at this important event. With ceremonies held at the Awards Reception at ...

Goodbye Solo Wins Venice FIPRESCI Prize

 Monday, September 8--------Goodbye Solo, the latest film from New York writer/director Ramin Bahrani, has won the prestigious FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival, which just concluded this past weekend. The film makes its North American debut this evening at the Toronto International Film Festival.I caught the press screening of the film yesterday, and I will go out on a limb and say that this is one of the best and most emotionally deep films of the Festival. Mixi...

Sacramento French Film Fest line up

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THE SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL(Voted Best Film Festival in Sacramento – SN&R 2007) IS COMING, JULY 18 - 27, 2008 The 7th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL will include premieres of the newest films by France's best filmmakers; rare classics by French cinema masters; our infamous Midnight Movies followed by discussions over coffee and pastries; local & French short films; post-screening discussions for cinéphiles; an exhibition of original artworks by Sacramento artists in the lobby of the...

51st San Francisco International Film Festival Winners Announced at Golden Gate Awards Ceremony Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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courtesy of http://fest08sffs.org 51st SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALWINNERS ANNOUNCED AT GOLDEN GATE AWARDS CEREMONY WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008 New Directors Award: Vasermil, Mushon Salmona (Israel, 2007)New Directors Special Jury Mention: Wonderful Town, Aditya Assarat (Thailand, 2007)FIPRESCI Prize: Ballast, Lance Hammer (USA, 2007)FIPRESCI Special Jury Mention: Glasses, Naoko Ogigami (Japan, 2007)Chris Holte...

San Francisco announces awards

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New Directors Award: Vasermil, Mushon Salmona (Israel, 2007)New Directors Special Jury Mention: Wonderful Town, Aditya Assarat (Thailand, 2007)FIPRESCI Prize: Ballast, Lance Hammer (USA, 2007)FIPRESCI Special Jury Mention: Glasses, Naoko Ogigami (Japan, 2007)Chris Holter Humor in Film Award: Time to Die, Dorota Kedzierzawska (Poland, 2007)Golden Gate AwardsDocumentary Feature: Up the Yangtze, Yung Chang (Canada, 2007)Bay Area Documentary Feature: Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Or...

Other Israel Film Festival to launch in NY

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The First Annual OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL will take place in New York City, November 8-15, 2007.  The event will be held at the JCC in Manhattan, Symphony Space and Cinema Village.20 percent of Israel's population is Arab. Muslim, Bedouin, Christian, and Druze from different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds are defined collectively as Arab Citizens of Israel.  Through a week-long festival of award-winning films, guest filmmakers, panel discussions, special gala events &...

Other Israel Film Festival to launch in NY

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OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL :NOVEMBER 8-15, 2007 ~ NEW YORK CITY The First Annual OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL will take place in New York City, November 8-15, 2007. The event will be held at the JCC in Manhattan, Symphony Space and Cinema Village. 20 percent of Israel’s population is Arab. Muslim, Bedouin, Christian, and Druze from different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds are defined collectively as Arab Citizens of Israel. Through a week-long festival of award-winning film...

Toronto Film Festival Winners

 Monday, September 17---------The Toronto International Film Festival marathon (365 films in 10 days.....pant, pant) came to a close on Saturday evening with the announcement of the film awards at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. While the Festival is mainly a non-competitive affair, the Canadian entries are up for a number of awards, which only helps to strengthen their international profile. Toronto International Film Festival Award WinnersAWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILMThe award ...

Toronto Film Festival Winners

 Sunday, September 16---------The Toronto International Film Festival marathon came to a close last evening with the announcement of the film awards at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. While the Festival is mainly a non-competitive affair, the Canadian entries are up for a number of awards, which only helps to strengthen their international profile. Toronto International Film Festival Award WinnersAWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILMThe award for Best Canadian Short Film goes to Chris Cho...

2007 Montreal World Film Festival Awards

 Monday, September 3--------In an unprecedented move, the Competition Jury of the Montreal World Film Festival decided to split the Festival's highest honor, the Grand Prix Des Ameriques, a first in Festival history. The period drama UN SECRET by veteran French director Claude Miller, which had its world premiere at the event and closed the Festival's 31st edition this evening, shared the honor with BEN-X, a Belgian/Dutch co-production by first-time director Nic Balthazar. BEN-X, a highly imagi...

Two Films Tie For The Grand Prix Des Ameriques

 Monday, September 3--------In an unprecedented move, the Competition Jury of the Montreal World Film Festival decided to split the Festival's highest honor, the Grand Prix Des Ameriques, a first in Festival history. The period drama UN SECRET by veteran French director Claude Miller, which had its world premiere at the event and closed the Festival's 31st edition this evening, shared the honor with BEN-X, a Belgian/Dutch co-production by first-time director Nic Balthazar. BEN-X, a highly imagi...

2 Films Tie For The Montreal Grand Prix Des Ameriques

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In an unprecedented move, the Competition Jury of the Montreal World Film Festival decided to split the Festival's highest honor, the Grand Prix Des Ameriques, a first in Festival history. The period drama UN SECRET by veteran French director Claude Miller, which had its world premiere at the event and closed the Festival's 31st edition this evening, shared the honor with BEN-X, a Belgian/Dutch co-production by first-time director Nic Balthazar. BEN-X, a highly imaginative film about an autistic...

Adelaide Fest Natuzzi and Fipresci prize winners announced

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The Adelaide Film Festival is delighted to announce STILL LIFE by Jia Zhang-Ke as the winner of the inaugural NATUZZI International Award for Best Feature Film with special mention to SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and DARATT by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, as winner of the FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Best First or Second Feature. The winners were announced last night, at the closing night of the Adelaide Film Festival and world premiere screening of Rolf de Heer’s...

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) lines up 112

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The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival will take placeMarch 2 - 11, 2007112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 32 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 45 East Coast PremieresThe Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 24th annual festival to be held March 2-11, 2007. The Opening Night film this year will be “Black Book” from...

38th Hungarian Film Week opens with Pál Sándor’s Noah’s Ark

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38th Hungarian Film Week opens with Pál Sándor’s Noah’s Ark The traditional showcase of the newest Hungarian film production, the 38th Hungarian Film Week will be held on January 30 – February 6, 2007, in Budapest. For the first time in the history of the festival, a selection committee decided about the feature competition line-up which includes 18 movies. Pál Sándor’s new feature, Noah’s Ark will open the 38th Hungarian Film Week on January 30 in Budapest. Pál Sándor (A Strang...

Hungarian Film Week opens with Pál Sándor’s Noah’s Ark

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Pál Sándor’s new feature, Noah’s Ark will open the 38th Hungarian Film Week on January 30 in Budapest. Pál Sándor (A Strange Role, Berlin: Silver Bear, 1977, Daniel Takes a Train, Cannes: FIPRESCI Prize, 1983) new movie is starring Dezső Garas and Ferenc Kállai, legendary actors of the Hungarian cinema.The 38th Hungarian Film Week, the traditional showcase of the Hungarian film production of the year offers a good opportunity to have an idea of the trends of the Magyar cinematograp...

Long verboten DDR films surface in Cottbus

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The 16th Cottbus International Film Festival festival closed its five day run on Saturday November 18th with the distribution of the prizes and the premiere of the new German film "Herzentöter" (Heartbreaker) by Cottbus born director Bernd Heiber. This absurd slap-sticky comedy set completely in the local Spreewald area, went over well with the local audience but is not likely to travel very far from Lusatia. The main prize, 25,000 €, for Best Film went to the Serbian competition entry "Sutra...

Long verboten DDR films surface in Cottbus

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The 16th Cottbus International Film Festival festival closed its five day run on Saturday November 18th with the distribution of the prizes and the premiere of the new German film "Herzentöter" (Heartbreaker) by Cottbus born director Bernd Heiber. This absurd slap-sticky comedy set completely in the local Spreewald area, went over well with the local audience but is not likely to travel very far from Lusatia. The main prize, 25,000 €, for Best Film went to the Serbian competition entry "Sutra...

Goran Paskaljevic 's Optimists sweeps Geneva prizes

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PASKALJEVIC SWEEPS GENEVA PRIZESby Alex Deleon, for www.filmfestivals.comThe CINEMA TOUT ECRAN festival which concluded its one week run on November 5 distributed its major prizes as follows:The Cinema Tout Ecran Reflet d’Or (Golden Reflection) cash awardfor the Best (theatrical) Film, (10,000 CHF) offered by the City ofGeneva, went (incomprehensibly) to the Dutch film "DIEP"(Deep) directed bySimone van Dusseldorp (The Netherlands). The jury's remark; A film "Which relates with conviction th...

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