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Hubert Bals Fund announces winners Fall 2012 Selection Round

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      The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-five film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2012 selection round, the Fund gives 330,000 Euro to projects from seventeen Asian, Eastern European, Latin-American and African countries. (See full list below)   From many strong applications for workshop initiatives, the Hubert Bals Fu...

Rotterdam’s Signals to include Changing Channels and tribute to Kira Muratova

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International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) adds two programs to Signals, its section of thematic and topical programs. The festival honours Kira Muratova  with a full retrospective of her features and short films. The second addition to Signals is ‘Changing Channels’, a program about episodic storytelling featuring new television work and web-based series directed by filmmakers. The full program of IFFR 2013 will be available on www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com by Thursday 17 Jan...

Successful first festival puts Curaçao on the film map

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The well-attended, first ever Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam has put Willemstad well and truly on the map in terms of film watching and film making. During the four days of the festival, 7,000 visitors made their way to The Cinemas in Otrobanda, a regional top result. Festival instigator Fundashon Bon Intenshon and co-organiser the International Film Festival Rotterdam aim to hold the film festival again next year. The second Curaçao IFFR will then take place from 28 to 31 ...

The 59th Sydney Film Festival today announced early highlights in advance of the full program launch on Wednesday, 9 May.

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‘Revealing the first confirmed films for this year's Festival really lets us share our excitement,' said Nashen Moodley in his first year as Festival Director for Sydney Film Festival. ‘This is just a cross-section and a taste of what we have in store, but you'll already see the extraordinary diversity in subject, style and geography that makes a great international film festival memorable and thought-provoking. From the film that everyone was talking about in Sundance to a look inside Woo...

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Director: Wang Jing (Breakfast); Anocha Suwichakornpong (Lunch); Kaz Cai (Dinner).
3 Asian Female Directors 3 Stories of Love in 3 Asian Cities Synopsis Helmed by three female directors, this omnibus features three films set in China, Thailand and Singapore respectively. Each story occurs at a specific mealtime, and seeks to interpret the frailties and complexities of love through different Asian perspectives. All three stories are tethered with the question, “Will you marry me?” Mirroring the repasts themselves, Breakfast and Dinner are heavier in tone, while Lunch is light with a sprinkle of humor.

First Curaçao IFFR opens 29 March with Marley

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Fundashon Bon Intenshon is proud to present the first edition of the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR). From Thursday 29 March until Sunday 1 April 2012, Curaçao IFFR presents a strong selection of twenty-seven feature length films (both documentary and fiction) as well as eleven short films from around the world in the new six-screen multiplex theatre The Cinemas, located in the Otrobanda district of Willemstad. The festival programme, made in collaboration with th...

Short films awarded at Rotterdam Fest

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Short films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012Monday 30 January, Makino Takashi’s GENERATOR (Japan), Mati Diop’s BIG IN VIETNAM (France) and Jeroen Eijsinga’s SPRINGTIME (Netherlands) were awarded the three equal Tiger Awards for Short Films 2012. The jury gave a Special Jury Mention to Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen for her short film I’M LISA (Malaysia).The International Film Festival Rotterdam short film nominee for the European Film Awards 2012 is IM FREIEN (IN THE OPEN) b...

International Film Festival Rotterdam attracts filmmakers from around the globe

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  The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes some 2,500 professional guests this year. Filmmakers expected to attend include Michel Gondry, Wang Xiaoshuai, Lucas Belvaux, Miike Takashi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Tsukamoto Shinya, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Julió Bressane, Kobayashi Masahiro, Eric Khoo, Bouli Lanners, Ruben Östlund and Garin Nugroho as well as some 250 other filmmakers. Actors expected to attend include Sophie Quinton and ...

International Film Festival Rotterdam attracts filmmakers from around the globe

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes some 2,500 professional guests this year. Filmmakers expected to attend include Michel Gondry, Wang Xiaoshuai, Lucas Belvaux, Miike Takashi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Tsukamoto Shinya, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Julió Bressane, Kobayashi Masahiro, Eric Khoo, Bouli Lanners, Ruben Östlund and Garin Nugroho as well as some 250 other filmmakers. Actors expected to attend include Sophie Quinton and Nicole Garcia, for their role...

Some experiences outside the screening room in Rotterdam Fest

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IFFR’s For Real offers cinematic experiences outside the screening roomThe theme programme For Real, part of International Film Festival Rotterdam’s main section Signals, presents a series of cinematic experiences outside the screening room. Festival visitors participate not only as an extra or actor, but may even become a filmmaker in the HOME MOVIE FACTORY by Michel Gondry. Another spectacular event within For Real is EYE TRAP in which the Metropole Orchestra plays a soundtrack, composed f...

Rotterdam fest will organise a new film festival on Curaçao

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On 7 June 2011, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and the Fundashon Bon Intenshon signed a partnership agreement sealing their organisation of a four-day film festival in Willemstad on Curaçao in 2012. The first edition of the new festival will take place from Thursday 29 March – Sunday 1 April 2012 under the name ‘Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam’. Curaçao IFFR’s main location will be The Cinemas, the new six-screen complex in the Otrobanda area of Willems...

View from a Well

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Director: Ivona Juka.
Life on a turning point, young married couple, new gained success and one decision that could change it all... Between Sonja and Marin, who seem to live a good life, there is an arduous problem which creates a barrier between them and they both lose control. Sonja perceives that the restraints of the problem they face, of their joint plans and of other people’s suggestions are obstacles to a different, maybe only her perspective…

NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Berlin edition of the IFFS Festival Summit 2011 Bruno Chatelin, your editor, will co chair the Berlin edition 2011.   ...

Short Films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011

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Monday January 31, Nicolas Provost's Stardust (Belgium), Nathaniel Dorsky's Pastourelle (USA) and Natasha Mendonca's Jan Villa (USA/India) were awarded the three equal Rotterdam Tiger Awards for Short Films 2011. Alberto De Michele's I Lupi (The Wolves, Italy) took the Rotterdam Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2011. The New Arrivals Award went to Silent Things by Rob Brown (UK).   Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films The seventh Rotterdam Tiger Awa...

Greek film Wasted Youth to open 40th IFFR

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The 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam will open on the evening of Wednesday 26 January with the world première of the Greek film Wasted Youth, a fiction film also selected for the festival's Tiger Awards Competition. Co-directors Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel, the producers and cast members Haris Markou, Ieronimos Kaletsanos, Arthouros Kiviliof, Jason Wastor and Themis Bazaka will be present at the opening.   Wasted Youth is set during a hot summer day in Athens. A six...

African directors to film in China for Rotterdam Film Festival program

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Inspired by the growing influence of China in some African countries, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) asks seven filmmakers from South Africa, Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Angola to make films in China. The African directors' films will premiere, along with a contextual film program, during the Rotterdam's 40th edition. The program, titled ‘Raiding Africa', includes a film workshop produced by the IFFR in collaboration with the Li Xianting Film School in Beijing and sup...

International Film Festival Summit Europe: The Agenda from the Amsterdam conference April 8-9, 2010

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:30 am - Registration Opens 9:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Panel "What's Really Going on?"          There has been a great deal of scrutiny on what some say are problems with the current festival model.  Take a step back to look at the big picture.  You spend all year with your nose to the grind and making your festival the best it can be, this is a great opportunity to hear from industry...

International Film Festival Summit Europe: The Amsterdam edition's speakers

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The 4th Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe (April 8 -9, 2010) will be the most informative and fun filled summit to date. We are excited to announce new topics and speakers at the annual summit, insuring that attendees at all levels - first-timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional - can all find the answers and creative new ideas that they are looking for. With scores of keynote presentations, informative panel discussions, breakout sessions, ...

NEWSLETTER N° 451: February 3, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 451: February 3, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned for Sundance, Berlin.... _______...

Jury's award short films in International Film Festival Rotterdam

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  During the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony for Short Films on Monday, February 1, 2010 in festival location Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the winning short films of the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three Tiger Awards for Short Film were granted to Wei Wen (Condolences) by Ying Liang (China), Atlantiques by Mati Diop (France/Senegal) and Wednesday Morning Two A.M. by Lewis Klahr (USA). The Rotterdam Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2010 was given...

Second edition Go Short is coming! Go Go..

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 After last year's success, the new edition of Go Short film festival is almost here. The second edition of this annual film festival will take place from 17 till 21 March 2010 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. With over more than 900 films send in from all over Europe Go Short is tying the knots to finalize the competition program. The films for the out of competition program are set and special guests have been invited. Short Focus Short Focus takes a closer look at the British filmmaker Sim...

Rotterdam Lab welcomes 67 producers for tenth anniversary edition

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes sixty-seven young producers taking part in the tenth anniversary edition of Rotterdam Lab. CineMart’s highly successful event for emerging producers has expanded steadily over the past decade. The participants have been nominated by the twenty-one Rotterdam Lab partner organizations. Rotterdam Lab, part of CineMart, takes place January 30 – February 3. (See full list of participants and partner organizations below) Rotterdam Lab Coordinato...

Africa in focus at Goteborg festival 2010

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During Göteborg International Film Festival 2010 we will take a closer look at the African continent. Among the highlighted films is Soul Boy from Kenya, produced by Tom Tykwer. - There are so many things going on in the countries on the African continent and it is important to find and screen films portraying it, created by the people who live and work there, says Marit Kapla, festival director at Göteborg International Film Festival.    Last winter a Swedish delegation with repr...

NEWSLETTER N° 438: October 28, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 438: October 28, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmaker...

first selections from International Film Festival Rotterdam

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam January 27 – February 7, 2010 Ben Russell’s LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY, Anocha Suwichakornpong’s MUNDANE HISTORY and Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio’s TO THE SEA have been selected in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2010. The Tiger Awards Jury 2010 will include Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, French actress Jeanne Balibar and Singapore International Film Festival director Philip Cheah. A further two jury members will be announced later. The 39...
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