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Miami International Film Festival to honor Filmmakers Lasse Hallström and Fernando Trueba

  Organizers of the 30th edition of Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College, announced today they will celebrate a milestone year next March 1st – 10th with Career Achievement Tributes honoring two remarkable directors: renowned Swedish writer-director Lasse Hallström, (My Life as a Dog, What's Eating Gilbert Grape), and Spanish producer, writer and Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Chico & Rita). This mark...

`The Impossible´ becomes the biggest opening in Spanish box office ever

Juan Antonio Bayona's, The Impossible, broke all-time Spanish box office records for the biggest four-day opening, with 10.3 million euros and 1.4 million tickets sold.   When we attended the European premier of the film at the San Sebastian film festival, we knew that we were watching something big.   The Impossible, is a drama based on a true story of one family’s terrifying account of the 2004 tsunami and the compelling events as they fought to survive in the face of dis...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

XXVI GOYA AWARDS - Chances for the Best Film category

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Four films will be competing this Sunday to obtain as many Goya Awards as possible. The most international of all of them and recent BAFTA winner is Pedro Almodóvar´s The Skin I live In. It has also the highest number of nominations with 16. However I think that No habrá paz para los malvadoshas a better chance to get the precious Goya. It´s my feeling and I´m supporting this feeling in all the awards the film is wining in Spain. Let´ s say that when Almodóvar t...

The Skin I live In wins BAFTA for film not in the English Language

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Pedro Almodóvar´s film `The Skin I Live In´ gets the BAFTA in Film Not In the English Language category. Next Sunday this film will be competing to obtain the maximun number of Goya Awards of its 16 nominations, including best film, best director and best actor and actress among the most precious ones. Just behind with 15 GOYA nominations is the film "No Habrá Paz para los Malvados", directed by Enrique Urbizu. Other candidates to the best picture are La Voz Dorm...

Getting ready for the red carpet

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A gala night like the Goyas,Oscars,Baftas,Cesars, etc... is not only about cinema but also a lot of fashion is involve.  The film stars want to look as good as possible in the red carpet. That is why La Academia has opened in Madrid a showroom where nominees and presenters can go and follow suggestions from Goya Awards stylist, Vicente Ruiz. In this showroom well-known Spanish fashion firms collaborate to get our actresses to shine under the spotlight. "E...

Eva Hache to host Goya Awards 2012

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  Photo by: Alberto Ortega Showoman Eva Hache will be the new presenter of the 26th Goya Awards Ceremony due in Madrid, February 19th. She is a Spanish stand-up comedienne and television host. Eva Hache faces the hard mission to replace Andreu Buenafuente who successfully hosted the last two editions. The gala returns to Palacio de Congresos after celebrating the 25th anniversary at the Royal Theatre. Next in the agenda: on January 10th nominees will be announced. S...

XXVI GOYA AWARDS - Getting started

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Here we are yet another year ready to bring you a closer view of the Spanish awards -GOYAs- delivered by Academia Española de las Artes y de las Ciencias Cinematográficas. The Ceremony will take place in Madrid at the Palacio de Congresos on February 19th. Every year, the Academy celebrates the quality of Spanish cinema by presenting the Goya Awards, to the best professionals in each of the technical and creative categories.  A total of 130 films, 73 directors, 54 first f...

XXV Goya Awards

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Director: Diego Rougier.
A film Spanish director obsessed with making a western decides to go to Northern Chile in search of a story for his screenplay. Being confused with another, a real adventure begins. Now he will have a good script… If he leaves alive The story of a man with no history. The journey of an author becoming his own character and his impossible return.

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Director: Diego Rougier.
A film Spanish director obsessed with making a western decides to go to Northern Chile in search of a story for his screenplay. Being confused with another, a real adventure begins. Now he will have a good script… If he leaves alive The story of a man with no history. The journey of an author becoming his own character and his impossible return.

Goya Awards Gala- A date at The Royal Theatre in Madrid

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The Royal Theatre The Royal Theatre in Madrid is the place chosen to host the 25th Goya Award Ceremony this coming Sunday.In such a special celebration the red carpet will be actually RED! Not green as the last four years…just a matter of sponsors… And it will be located in an extraordinary site between The Royal Palace and The Royal Theatre. Lots of Spanish film stars are expected to walk along the red carpet in their best outfits and showing the best jewels.Hosting the ceremony...

The Goya Awards: 25 years of history!

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The Goya Awards, Known in Spain as los Goya, are the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences awards. It´s considered as the equivalent to the American Oscars, French Cesars or British Baftas. This year it will be celebrating their 25th edition in a very special ceremony at Teatro Real (The Royal Theatre) in Madrid on February 13th. Once upon a time …. In 1986 a group of people working in the Spanish cinema areas decided to get associated and founded the Academia .Know they had an...

The 25th Goya Awards – A bit of history

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The Goya Awards – A bit of history The Goya Awards, Known in Spain as los Goya, are the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences awards. It´s considered as the equivalent to the American Oscars, French Cesars or British Baftas. This year it will be celebrating their 25th edition in a very special ceremony at Teatro Real (The Royal Theatre) in Madrid on February 13th. Once upon a time …. In 1986 a group of people working in the Spanish cinema areas de...

25th Goya Awards - The nominees

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BEST FILM NOMINEES 25th Annual Goya Awards Balada Triste de Trompeta directed by Alex de la Iglesia - President of The Spanish Film Academy - has obtained 15 nominations at this year's Goya awards. Second and up to 14 nominations Agustí Villaronga´s, Pa Negre followed by También la Lluvia,directed by Iciar Bollaín and the Spanish option to next Oscars,with 13 nominations and Buried with 10.There are the films with the most nominations. To win Best Actor Goya Award,Jav...

New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood

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By Ron Gilbert I must applaud Christopher Columbus who was commissioned by the Spanish Crown of Queen Isabella and discovered America in 1492. .Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo officially set foot in California is 1542 and for over 400 years we have had the pleasure of the influence of Spain. In the current film program of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI at the historic Egyptian Theatre Hollywood which is the home of the American Cinematheque we are again exploring the filmmaker talent from SpainWe are traveli...

A New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood

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A New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood By Ron Gilbert I must applaud Christopher Columbus who was commissioned by the Spanish Crown of Queen Isabella and discovered America in 1492. .Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo officially set foot in California is 1542 and for over 400 years we have had the pleasure of the influence of Spain. In the current film program of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI at the historic Egyptian Theatre Hollywood which is the home of the American Cinematheque we...

Three cities united by an Ibero-American festival

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• The Harvard Film Archives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will host a pre-festival screening• Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island, will screen the official opening and closing films• A special film series to be presented at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Providence, RI (August, 2010) - The 1st Edition of the New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema (NEFIAC) is approaching, and these three wonderful cities will be host to a bevy of international films and a...

NEWSLETTER N° 453: February 17, 2010

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History of the RIFF Cultural Association

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The RIFF Cultural Association was created in January of 2001, but has been a project of the association's founder and president, Fabrizio Ferrari, since early 1999. It was conceived with the intention to promote both Italian and international independent cinema.     2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 C...

A look at Spanish cinema at the San Sebastian Festival

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The participation of Spanish cinema at the Festival (Sept 18-27) will include three films in the Official Selection and another three in Zabaltegi-New Directors Camino, El patio de mi cárcel (My Prison Yard) and Tiro en la cabeza will compete in the Official Selection, and Amateurs, Chicos normales (Ordinary Boys) and El truco del manco in Zabaltegi-New DirectorsFlores de luna (Night Flowers) will be presented in Zabaltegi-Specials and La casa de mi padre will be premiered at the Basque Cinema ...

Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara

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Eight European films received Film Sales Support for promotional campaigns at Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (7-14 March 2008)With Mexico being one of the largest territories of its Latin America focus, Film Sales Support (FSS), for the second time, backs a range of European films from different countries at this year's Guadalajara International Film Festival. FSS which supports sales agents and their promotional campaigns of European films outside of Europe, is an initiative of E...

Maura and Piccoli To Be Honored In Locarno

Tuesday, July 24---------Two of Europe's finest actors will receive the Locarno Excellence Awards in the beautiful resort city of Locarno, in the Ticino canon of Switzerland, as part of the Locarno Film Festival. The Festival, one of Europe's oldest, will pay tribute to Spanish actress Carmen Maura and French actor Michel Piccoli as part of its Festival events. The Locarno Excellence Award is given annually to an actor or actors of international standing. Previous honorees have includ...
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