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San Sebastian and the winners are: Half Moon...

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October 1, 2006 Saturday Afternoon in the press room where the Concha prizes have been announced, and, the Main Winners were -- -- -- (pause for bated breath) -- -- - Kurd-Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi scored another big victory here with two of the most important awards, the Golden Concha, or Grand Prix for Best Film, “NIEMANG/HALF MOON, and the International Film Critics FIPRESCI prize as well. This was Ghobadi’ second Golden Concha best film prize here in Donostia, where his “Turtl...

San Sebastian and the winners are: Half Moon...

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Saturday Afternoon in the press room where the Concha prizes have been announced, and, the Main Winners were -- -- -- (pause for bated breath) -- -- -Kurd-Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi scored another big victory here with two of the most important awards, the Golden Concha, or Grand Prix for Best Film, “NIEMANG/HALF MOON, and the International Film Critics FIPRESCI prize as well. This was Ghobadi’ second Golden Concha best film prize here in Donostia, where his “Turtles Can Fly” reall...

Death of a President Wins Fipresci Prize in Toronto

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For the 15th consecutive year, the Toronto International Film Festival welcomed an international FIPRESCI jury. FIPRESCI is the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (the International Federation of Film Critics). The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) goes to DEATH OF A PRESIDENT from the United Kingdom directed by Gabriel Range, “for the audacity with which it distorts reality, to reveal a larger truth.”DEATH OF A PRESIDENT is a fictional drama with a...

Toronto Film Fest awards new filmmakers

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After 10 days, 352 films, and 27,747 minutes of enthralling cinematic pleasure, the 31st Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close today with a highly-anticipated Awards Reception at the Hilton Hotel Toronto. Four out of the seven winners this year are first time feature filmmakers showcasing the freshest voices in international cinema. Covering topics including family, desperation, spirituality, politics, and globalization, the international landscape of the Festival is highlighted t...

Troia Film Festival Announces Its Awards

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Sunday, June 11....At a gala Awards Ceremony at the Forum Luisa Todi last night, the 22nd edition of the Troia International Film Festival came to a conclusion with the announcement of Fetival Awards in a number of competitiom categproes. An analysis of the films and the awards will follow, but here is the list of award winners. FESTROIA – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA SPECIAL AWARDS AUDIENCE AWARD To the film THE WEDDING PARTY, by Dominique Deruddere (Belgium/Germany) PRIZE MAN AND HIS...

San Francisco Festival’s Golden Gate Awards

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The parking was impossible. But the weather gloriously balmy by the bay for the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Gate Awards held this evening in the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center. Appropriately, the Golden Gate Bridge itself could be glimpsed in the distance from the lobby windows. During the cocktail reception, Richard Hershowitz, director of the Virginia Film Festival and Skyy Prize juror, joked about giving the new San Francisco Film Society executive director his s...

And the Tigers go to China Uruguay and United States

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35th International Film Festival RotterdamWednesday, January 25 – Sunday, February 5, 2006During the IFFR 2006 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 3, 2006 in Concert and Congress Centre ‘de Doelen’ in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE (LIA XIAO ZI) by Han Jie (China/France), THE DOG POUND (LA PERRERA) by Manuel Nieto Zas (Uruguay/Argentina/Canada/Spain), both su...

The Göteborg Film Festival, No 29!

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The Göteborg Film Festival, now in its 29th year will be held 26th January to 4th of February, becoming the Nordic film branch headquarters for ten days. The festival head is the esteemed film critic Jannike Åhlund who has been active for nearly three decades on the Swedish film scene and a member of the Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes 2003. The festival is both a public forum as well as a branch meeting place with 450 features, shorts, and documentaries from 60 countries.George Clooney’s ...

The Global Film Initiative announces members of the Film Board

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The Global Film Initiative, a non-traditional film distributor specializing in independent films from the developing world, today announced the membership of its Film Board, internationally-recognized filmmakers, producers and visionaries who support the mission of The Initiative. The sixteen charter members of the Film Board span four continents, and share a passion for independent film from the developing world. Through these industry leaders, The Global Film Initiative reaches out to communi...

Bangkok World Film Fest (2005) opens with Polanski's Oliver

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October 16, 2005 BANGKOK ~ The 3rd annual World Film Festival got under way in Bangkok today (Saturday 15 Oct) following Friday night’s grand opening at which Roman Polanski was guest of honour for the Asian premiere of his latest film, Oliver Twist. The veteran director, who is no stranger to Thailand and who even speaks a smattering of Thai, introduced the film as his first attempt to produce work that will appeal to children as well as adults. “I have children of my ow...

Bangkok World Film Fest opened with Polanski's Oliver Twist

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BANGKOK ~ The 3rd annual World Film Festival got under way in Bangkok today (Saturday 15 Oct) following Friday night’s grand opening at which Roman Polanski was guest of honour for the Asian premiere of his latest film, Oliver Twist.The veteran director, who is no stranger to Thailand and who even speaks a smattering of Thai, introduced the film as his first attempt to produce work that will appeal to children as well as adults.“I have children of my own and I wanted to make something which ...

Sin City extended version at the inaugural Fantastic Fest

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The inaugural Fantastic Fest (Oct. 6-9, 2005) will present sneak previews of Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller’s SIN CITY: RECUT & EXTENDED; John Gulager’s Project Greenlight horror film FEAST as a work-in-progress; and Werner Herzog’s science-fiction fantasy THE WILD BLUE YONDER (Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, 2005 Venice Film Festival).SIN CITY: RECUT & EXTENDED expands the hit film into a trilogy of stand-alone stories, featuring new footage and extended scenes. (Fantastic Fest will be the firs...

Toronto 30th anniversary it's a warp

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With a total of 335 films (including 109 world and 78 North American premieres), from 52 countries, screened over 10 days, the 30th Toronto International Film Festival wrapped on Saturday, September 17 with an awards cocktail at the Hilton Hotel Toronto. PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDThe People’s Choice Award is voted on by Festival audiences – known worldwide for their enthusiasm and love of cinema. The 2005 award goes to Gavin Hood's TSOTSI (UK/South Africa), based on the novel by Athol Fugard and ...

Montreal World Film Grand Prix award went to Off Screen

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The World Film Festival – Montreal 2005 wrapped this Monday evening followed by the screening of the French film “Camping à la Ferme” by Jean-Pierre SinapiThe Grand Prix of the Americas went to Off Screen by Pieter Kuijpers but Kamataki from Claude Gagnon stole the show winning 5 awards for best directing, the Fipresci prize, the Oecumenic prize, the audience award and the ward for most popular Canadian movie.Gagnon is a regular from the festival (still the only Canadian director to ever ...

Dolphin awards at Troia Film Festival

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The 21st edition of the Troia International Film Festival (Festroia) concluded last Saturday evening (June 4) with the announcement and presentation of the Dolphin and Audience Awards, held in the historic Forum Luisa Todi, the Festival’s main screening venue. The Gold Dolphin Prize, for the Best Film in the Festival’s Official Competition section, was awarded to TURTLES CAN FLY, a humanistic drama from Iran, directed by Bahman Ghobadi. The film, which follows the story of several refugee ch...

Cannes FIPRESCI winners

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At the 58th Cannes International Film Festival (France, May 11-22, 2005) the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize)was presented to films - in the competitive section- in the section Un Certain Regard- in the Directors' Fortnight or the Critics' WeekThe winners are:Competition:"Hidden" (Caché) by Michael Haneke (France, Austria, Germany, Italy, 2005, 1h 57, 35mm)Un Certain Regard:"Sangre" by Amat Escalante (Mexico, 2005, 1h 30, 35mm)Directors' Fortnight / Critics Week:"Crying Fist"...

Private Fipresci winner at San Francisco

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FIPRESCI Prize: PRIVATE (Saverio Costanzo, Italy, 2004)Jury Statement – Marcelo Janot, Henry Sheehan and Zlatko Vidackovic We found that PRIVATE combined creative ingenuity and passion in ways that would be unusual for a seasoned director, never mind for someone making a debut feature. Saverio Costanzo has created a dramatic situation that could easily have lent itself to sloganeering: A self-confident and educated Palestinian family suddenly finds its house occupied by an Israeli army platoon...

San Sebastian Fipresci prize to Bombon the dog

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The FIPRESCI jury gave their nod to my own personal favorite, "Bombon El Perro" (BOMBON, The Dog), an Argentine film by Carlos Sorin who won a jury prize here two years ago with “Minimal Stories”. This director works characteristically with non-professional actors who appear in his films under their real names, “Bom-Bon” is the name of a docile white mastiff who shares the lead with a gentle man from Patagonia by the name of Juan Villegas. Juan is a dog raiser and “expositor” ...

Venice Collateral Awards

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The "UIP Award for the Best European Short Film" was awarded to "Goodbye" by Steve Hudson.The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) was presented to"3-Iron" (Binjip) by Kim Ki-duk (Korea, 2004) and to "Land Wind" (Vento di terra) by Vincenzo Marra (Italy, 2004) in the Horizon section.Signis Prize Tout un hiver sans feu, by Greg Zglinski (Venezia 61. In Competition)Mention to: Bin jip, by Kim Ki-dukGan Award of the public for a film of the International Critics' Week Ve lakachta lec...

Montreal jury and awards

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JURYPresident : CLAUDE ZIDI, director (France)DIANA BRACHO, actress (Mexico)JAIME CAMINO, director (Spain)ANITA CAPRIOLI, actress (Italy)BRETISLAV POJAR, director (Czech Republic)DENISE ROBERT, producer (Canada)JERRY SCHATZBERG, director (United States)FEATURE FILMSGrand Prix of the Americas:THE SYRIAN BRIDE (HACALA HASURIT) by Eran Riklis (Israel/France/Germany)Jury Award :Ex-aequo :THE PARKING ATTENDANT IN JULY (KAN CHE REN DE QI YUE) by An Zhanjun (China) AROUND THE BEND by Jordan Roberts (Un...

Ankara fest critics awards to the french camel

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Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival(Ankara, Turkey, May 6-16, 2004)The Prize of the International Critics(FIPRESCI Prize) went to"It Is Easier for a Camel" (Il est plus facile pour un chameau) by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi (France/Italy, 2003). Jury members were: Gönül Dönmez-Colin, France Stratos Kersanidis, Greece Ayla Kanbur, Turkey. ...

Fipresci prize will be annouced today

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Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI). The International Film Critics Association awards its prize to a film screened in each section of the Official Programme (Competition, Panorama) as well as in Forum. The Award Ceremony takes place on February 13, 2004 in the Kino Arsenal at 6:00 p.m. Jury Members: CompetitionDana Linssen (Netherlands) President of the juryMilan Vlajcic (Serbia-Montenegro) Mohammed Rouda (U.S.A.) PanoramaSheila Johnston (Great Britain) Esin K...

Fipresci awards in Dhaka, Palm Springs and Tromsø

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At the Dhaka International Film Festival (Bangladesh, January 15-23, 2004)The film "The Wind Bird" (Sulang Kirilli) by Inoka Sathyangani (Sri Lanka, 2002)won the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize).Jury members were: Lydia Maslova, Russia Shaheen Kabir, Bangladesh Sajedul Awal, Bangladesh. At the Palm Springs International Film Festival(USA, January 8-19, 2004)the Prize of the International Critics for the Best Official Foreign Language Film of 2003 has been presented to the Retu...

Havana awards to Suite Havana and more fipresci prizes

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Havana and Bratislawa critics prizes:At the International Festival of New Latin-American Cinema(Havana, Cuba, December 2-12, 2003) the Prize of the International Critics(FIPRESCI PRIZE) has been awarded to "Suite Havana" (Suite Habana) by Fernando Pérez (Cuba/Spain 2003)"For its courageous vision of Havana's daily life and its artistic and powerful use of images and sounds". The jury has been composed ofCarlos Brandao, Brazil, presidentJan Schulz-Ojala, Germany Jorge Letelier, Chile Boriana Mat...

La fin du règne animal took best film at Torino

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TORINO FILM FESTIVAL took place between November 13-21, 2003 wrapped announcing awradsINTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION* jury members: director Alison Maclean (Canada), director Pappi Corsicato (Italy), director Goutam Ghose (India), director Michael Almereyda (USA) and director Manuel Mozos (Portugal).- BEST FEATURE FILM (20,500 euros): Joel Brisse's LA FIN DU REGNE ANIMAL (France)- SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: (tie) Parviz Shahbazi's DEEP BREATH (Iran) and Lukasz Barczyk's CHANGES / PRZEMIANY (Poland)-...

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