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COL•COA to celebrate Costa-Gavras

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The Franco-American Cultural Fund announced today that celebrated filmmaker Costa-Gavras has been selected as the “Focus on a Filmmaker” honoree for the 13th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film festival runs April 20-26, 2009, at the Directors Guild of America. Costa-Gavras’ film “Eden is West,” which was the closing night film at the Berlin International Film Festival, will have its West Coast premiere at the Directors Guild of Ame...

Berlinale 2009 Comes to a Successful Close

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Today, on Saturday, February 14, the 59th Berlin International Film Festival comes to a close with the Award Ceremony. 1600 guests are expected at the glamorous gala in the Berlinale Palast, where from 7:30 pm onwards, the winners of the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears, the Alfred Bauer Prize, and the Best First Feature Award will be announced. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick and the International Jury with Jury President Tilda Swinton will present the awards; Katrin Bauerfeind will host the...

Cine Gay highlights at San Diego Latino

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CINE GAYSan Diego Latino Film Festival continues its mission to help correct the often distorted images seen on television and in movies by presenting another year of the Cine Gay Showcase. Challenging the historical exclusion of under-represented communities in the media, the festival takes advantage of the opportunity of this showcase to highlight experiences of gay life in different corners of the world, underlining the universal experience as well as the unique expressions of the Latin GLBT ...

Shooting Stars honoured at Berlinale

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Ten of the most promising young actors in Europe chosen as the SHOOTING STARS of 2009 by a film industry jury have concluded a whirlwind weekend of events at the Berlin International Film Festival with photosessions, casting director meetings, press conference and a glittering award ceremony and party on Monday 9 February.Last night, actress Ziyi Zhang welcomed the ten actors onto the Berlinale-Palast stage to receive the SHOOTING STARS Award – sponsored by Studio Babelsberg, to celebrate thei...

Berlinale Camera for Manoel de Oliveira

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Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks with this award.As announced previously, Berlinale Cameras are being awarded to French director Claude Chabrol, and German film and television producer Günter Rohrbach (at the Friedrichstadtpalast at 9 pm on Feb. 9). As the Festival would now like to make known, it will also be honouring Portuguese di...

Putting It All Together At The Berlinale Talent Campus

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Sunday, 8 February----In addition to the red carpet premieres, the film market haggling and the endless roundelay of meetings and receptions, the Berlin Film Festival offers a fascinating one week film intensive that packs more into seven days than most university film programs do in a year. The Berlinale Talent Campus, now in its 7th year, brings together several hundred aspiring filmmakers who have the rare opportunity of being couched by some of the most experienced and renowned experts in th...

Berlin Today Award 2009 goes to…

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On Saturday evening (7.2.) Festival Director Dieter Kosslick and Campus Programme Manager Matthijs Wouter Knol opened the 2009 edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus before approx. 600 invited guests at the Theater Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 1. 350 Talents from 106 countries will converge at the Hebbel am Ufer until 12.2. to exchange with international experts and network amongst themselves. Directors and screenwriters Sir David Hare (The Reader) and Daniela Thomas (O Primeiro Dia) as well as composer ...

The seven-member German-French jury for the Berlinale section Perspektive Deutsches Kino

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For the sixth time, international francophone television station TV5MONDE – an official partner of the Berlinale – the Berlin International Film Festival and the German-French Youth Association issued a call for candidates in the two nations to give young German and French film fans the opportunity to collaborate as jury members in the awarding of the “Dialogue en perspective” prize. The seven cineastes, who will have the honour of experiencing the 59th Berlin International Film ...

All eyes turn to Berlin

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Wednesday, 4 February-------- With the global economy reeling and the film industry in a state of disarray, all eyes are turning to the Berlin International Film Festival, which opens tomorrow, to check the pulse of the international film industry. There is no question that these are challenging times for both film sellers and film buyers. With credit tight and films underperforming at the theatrical box office due to less discretionary income, the international distribution communi...

International Forum Of New Cinema (berlin)

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The International Forum aims to inform about new formal and thematic developments of film in all countries of the world. It is the privileged place within the Berlin Film Festival where innovative and experimental films are shown.

Berlinale Camera 2009: In Honour of Claude Chabrol and Günter Rohrbach

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Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and it wishes to express its thanks with this award. French director Claude Chabrol, and German film and television producer Günter Rohrbach will be awarded the Berlinale Camera at the Berlinale 2009 for their great service to cinema and lifetime achievements in film.Alongside psychological dramas, French director and master of world...

Berlinale Talent Campus received 3834 applications

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Berlinale Talent Campus 2009 popular among up-and-coming filmmakers. Cinemato-grapher and Oscar® award winner Janusz Kamiński, director and choreographer Farah Khan, and directors Patricio Guzmán and Jasmila Žbanić among the first Campus expertsThe Berlinale Talent Campus, now in its 7th year, remains popular among young international filmmakers: 3834 ambitious Talents from 128 countries responded to this year's call for applications. For the first time, applications were received f...

Author Film Festival- The Skin Dutch

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Keep Touch with The Skin Dutch    According of one of aspects of the The Festival of New Author Films www.faf.rs in Belgrade Serbia, festival’s policy of renewing classical patterns of film narrative in the changed technological and civilization context we had the pleasure to see sort of renewed films. One of such is “Skin” based on true events and set in 1979, and is the tragic story of a boy who fights with a father traumatized by the Holocaust. The first feature length movie won 2...

Author Film Festival- The Skin Dutch

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According of one of aspects of the The Festival of New Author Films www.faf.rs in Belgrade Serbia, festival’s policy of renewing classical patterns of film narrative in the changed technological and civilization context we had the pleasure to see sort of renewed films. One of such is “Skin” based on true events and set in 1979, and is the tragic story of a boy who fights with a father traumatized by the Holocaust. The first feature length movie won 2007 Berlin Film Festival Golden Berlin B...

ten SHOOTING STARS of 2009 announced for Berlin

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European Film Promotion (EFP) announced today the ten SHOOTING STARS of 2009, the annual new talent forum at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This group of prominent young actors who come from across Europe have been chosen from a broad list of potential candidates identified by the EFP’s pan-European member organisations. SHOOTING STARS is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. A jury of important industry personalities have this year selected the following...

Berlinale 2009: Academy Award-Winner Tilda Swinton will be Jury President

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The Scottish actress Tilda Swinton will be President of the International Jury at the Berlinale 2009. Tilda Swinton is one of the most prominent and versatile acting talents of her generation. She has received numerous international film awards for her exceptional work – most recently the 2008 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Michael Clayton.   Also this year, she founded, co-curated and produced a film festival in her hometown of Nairn, Scotla...

EFP to continue promotional programmes with Media Funings

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New three-year support allows EFP to continue promotional programmes inside and outside of Europe for the years 2009 - 2011 European Film Promotion (EFP) is pleased to announce a Framework Partnership Agreement with the MEDIA Programme of the European Union for the years 2009 - 2011 for the support of promotional activities inside and outside of Europe. At prestigious festivals and important markets throughout the world, EFP - with its 29 member organisations - will continue its successful pres...

EFP announces Jury for next Shooting Stars

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European Film Promotion (EFP) has appointed the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2009. At the beginning of December, the five jury members who are well known personalities from the film industry, will meet to decide on the ‘Best of the Best’ of the new up-and-coming acting talent from across Europe. The jury will make its selection from among 18 new faces who have been nominated by the EFP member organisations. Ten finalists will be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in 2...

Tilda Swinton: to be next Berlinale Jury President

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Berlinale 2009: Academy Award-Winner Tilda Swinton will be Jury President The Scottish actress Tilda Swinton will be President of the International Jury at the Berlinale 2009. Tilda Swinton is one of the most prominent and versatile acting talents of her generation. She has received numerous international film awards for her exceptional work – most recently the 2008 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Michael Clayton. Also this year, she founded, co-curated and produced ...

Studio Babelsberg is new cooperation partner for SHOOTING STARS

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European Film Promotion presents European acting talents for the twelfth year at the 2009 Berlinale European Film Promotion (EFP) will be cooperating for the first time at the Berlin International Film Festival 2009 with Studio Babelsberg for the SHOOTING STARS programme. Both sides agreed to a long-term collaboration with a focus on the international promotion of young talents. During the 2009 edition of the film festival in Berlin, EFP will be presenting ten outstanding young European actors ...

New funding decisions and positive balance for Berlinale 2008

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In the ninth selection round of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) on October 25, the WCF drew a positive balance for 2008 and proposed three film projects for production funding. The WCF jury – film scholar and curator Viola Shafik (Germany/Egypt), programme coordinator of the Swiss Television Alberto Chollet (Switzerland), director of the script programme of the EON Screenwriters' Workshop Alby James (England), as well as WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno – chose between 108 pr...

Slamdance Screenplay Competition winners announced

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The Top 10 winners of the 13th Annual Slamdance Screenplay Competition have been announced, with a screenplay about numbers taking top honors. Numbered writer Neil McGowan, who works as an administrative assistant for a non-profit research and analysis company and is a first time screenwriter, was given a $7,000 cash prize for best feature-length screenplay during an awards presentation hosted by the Writers Guild of America, West.Other winners (ordered 2nd through 10th place) include: Goodman...

Hamptons Film Festival Partners With European Film Promotion

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  Friday, October 17--------The Hamptons International Film Festival and OK! Magazine will continue the popular Rising Stars Showcase, welcoming three North American actors to highlight their talents and films at the 2008 Festival. This year the Festival is expanding this program for the first time to officially include three actors from the Shooting Stars program, an initiative of European Film Promotion (EFP). Entering its 12th year, Shooting Stars, which debuts each year at t...

A Wow For Wouter

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Thursday, October 16-----At a special reception to be held this evening, the Hamptons International Film Festival and indieWIRE will announce the recipient of their annual Industry Toast Honoree. This year's recipient is Wouter Barendrecht, founder and co-chairman of Fortissimo Films, one of the world's leading international film, television and video sales organizations specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of award-winning and innovative feature films. With...

Wouter Barendrecht honored by Hamptons Fest

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At a special reception to be held this evening, the Hamptons International Film Festival and indieWIRE will announce the recipient of their annual Industry Toast Honoree. This year's recipient is Wouter Barendrecht, founder and co-chairman of Fortissimo Films, one of the world's leading international film, television and video sales organizations specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of award-winning and innovative feature films. With offices in Amsterdam, Hong...

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