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Berlinale keynotes: Film 2.0 – The Future of the Film Industry

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Film 2.0 – The Future of the Film Industry in the Age of Wikinomics and GamesMore than 350 international media experts attended the second Berlinale Keynotes organized by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Berlin International Film Festival and held in the Palmenhof at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz on Tuesday. Under the motto “The Age of Collaboration,” the Keynotes focused on new creative and strategic alliances between film, games and Web 2.0 in the age of Wikinomics and games. The ...

The Berlinale Campus wins hearts

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On Thursday, the Berlinale Talent Campus #6 marked the end of another successful edition with a closing ceremony and announcement of the winner of this year’s Volkswagen Score Competition.For six days, 350 up-and-coming international filmmakers were invited to the three theatres of the Hebbel am Ufer. Podium discussions with renowned film experts, excursions, screenings and workshops: over 80 events with a total of 150 experts made up this sixth Campus edition and offered the Talents, Berlinal...

Panels and Workshops at PAFF

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The 16th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival continues its tradition of providing a marketplace for filmmakers by announcing their signature selection of panel and workshops for its 2008 festival. Curated by acclaimed producer Sherri James, PAFF's panels and workshops are expected to draw thousands of attendees and are designed to provide resources for independent filmmakers. 2008 participants include studio executives, actors, directors, writers, musicians, and more! Panels and worksho...

PAFF opens with Namibia: the struggle for liberation

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The Pan African Film and Arts Festival Starts Today and opens with NAMIBIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATIONThursday, February 7, 7:00 PM(2007/US/Narr/161min)Director: Charles BurnettStars Danny Glover, Carl Lumbly, Joel Haikali, and Obed Emvula NAMIBIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION depicts the long struggle waged by the people of Namibia for their independence that was ultimately won with the help of Cuban military volunteers fighting in Angola. The 1987 battle of Cuito Cuanavale, in which the South ...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: We Can Do More!

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On February 13, 2008, the World Cinema Fund (WCF) of the Berlinale invites WCF directors and producers as well as international representatives of the film branch and the press to a panel event. Under the heading "How to Optimize Our Potential / New Strategies for Cooperation und Funding", the WCF's strategic goals and current measures, as well as its experiences and results so far will be discussed. In 2004, the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlinale initiated the World ...

Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?

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At this year's Berlinale Keynotes, members of the digital media avantgarde - including top producers from the international games industry, Wikinomics pioneers and Open Movie directors - will discuss some of the most challenging questions facing the film industry.In the current entertainment industry, the internet is the new key medium and games are the most important format. In view of the rapid developments in digital technology, the film industry is facing ever growing challenges and new form...

Berlinale Camera for Karlheinz Böhm and Otto Sander

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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. Austrian actor Karlheinz Böhm will be honoured with the Berlinale Camera at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival for his achievements in German film and his humanitarian engagement as founder of the organization "Menschen für Menschen". Berlin actor, radio play and v...

Berlinale 2008 World Cinema Fund: We Can Do More!

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On February 13, 2008, the World Cinema Fund (WCF) of the Berlinale invites WCF directors and producers as well as international representatives of the film branch and the press to a panel event. Under the heading "How to Optimize Our Potential / New Strategies for Cooperation und Funding", the WCF's strategic goals and current measures, as well as its experiences and results so far will be discussed. In 2004, the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlinale initiated the World Cinema Fun...

Berlinale Camera for Karlheinz Böhm and Otto Sander

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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. Austrian actor Karlheinz Böhm will be honoured with the Berlinale Camera at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival for his achievements in German film and his humanitarian engagement as founder of the organization "Menschen für Menschen". Berlin actor, radio play and voice artis...

The Berlinale Talent Campus programme

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The Berlinale Talent Campus, which will take place from 09 – 14 February 2008 at the “Hebbel am Ufer” in Berlin-Kreuzberg, is a summit of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. Over 350 of them are invited to Berlin each year to reflect on their ideas about film in lectures and panel discussions, and to work on their projects in specialized hands-on workshops as the Garage Studio, the Script & Doc Station, the Talent Project Market, the Talent Press, the...

Save the Berlinale Date!

               1000 Journals is invited to the Berlin International Film Festival, and our screening dates are finally confirmed. The festival posted a press release in both German and English versions. We are in the section Berlinale Special, and screening on Sunday, February 10, at 11:30 AM Filmpalast, Kurfürstendamm 225 with a second screening on Tuesday, February 12, at 5:30 PM Cubix ...

Berlinale Keynotes to Discuss Future Issues of the Film Industry

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Berlinale Keynotes to Discuss Future Issues of the Film Industry for the Second Time.“This is the biggest change to movies since the invention of the full-length feature film. Those that understand this transformation can be winners and those who don’t will fall behind,” says Don Tapscott, one of the leading authorities on digital economy, in describing the film industry’s current situation in view of the rapid advances in the media. Tapscott – professor at the University of Toronto, C...

Berlinale Keynotes to Discuss Future Issues of the Film Industry for the Second Time

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“This is the biggest change to movies since the invention of the full-length feature film. Those that understand this transformation can be winners and those who don’t will fall behind,” says Don Tapscott, one of the leading authorities on digital economy, in describing the film industry’s current situation in view of the rapid advances in the media. Tapscott – professor at the University of Toronto, CEO of the business innovation company New Paradigm and bestselling author (Wikinomics...

Berlinale Talent Campus continues to attract up-and-coming filmmakers from around the globe

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Berlinale Talent Campus #6, February 9 – 14, 2008In its sixth year the attraction of the Berlinale Talent Campus remains strong: 3304 young filmmakers from 120 countries applied to the Berlinale Talent Campus #6, with applications received for the first time from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam. 350 applicants will be invited from February 9 – 14, 2008, to explore the Campus focus entitled “SCREENING EMOTIONS – Cinema’s Finest Asset”. “To examine the role of emotion...

European Film Promotion (EFP) confirms European funds

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European Film Promotion (EFP) is pleased to announce financial contributions by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union towards its events and activities in 2008. In its role as a pan-European promotional organisation, EFP has developed a strong partnership with the MEDIA Programme which has been an on-going supporter of EFP’s activities over the past ten years. Since the creation of EFP in 1997, the network has greatly increased its ability to effectively promote European films and their up...

Daryl Hannah will receive Tribute from Bahamas Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Daryl Hannah will receive the Festival’s prestigious Career Achievement Tribute Award. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.Sponsored by wealth management company Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch, BIFF’s Career Achievement Tribute honors an actor or actress whose work has had a major impact and has advanced the frontiers of cinematic artistry around the world. Academy Award® winner ...

Daryl Hannah will receive Tribute from Bahamas Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Daryl Hannah will receive the Festival’s prestigious Career Achievement Tribute Award. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.Sponsored by wealth management company Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch, BIFF’s Career Achievement Tribute honors an actor or actress whose work has had a major impact and has advanced the frontiers of cinematic artistry around the world. Academy Award® winner ...

South Asian International Film Festival kicks in NY

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The fourth annual 2007 South Asian International Film Festival will be held from October 3-9, 2007 in New York City. The festival will present five films in its children afternoon series screening from 4:30 through 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17 th Street at 7th Avenue. The first film, Krishna-Animated Series , premiering in North America, is the story of Krishna saving villagers from the violence and hate of the malevolent serpent Kaliya. Director...

Four Debut Films Nominated For European Discovery 2007

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The nominations were determined by a committee comprised of FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics) members Jacob Neiiendam (Denmark), Marco Lombardi (Italy) and Dana Linssen (the Netherlands), and EFA Board members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Stefan Laudyn (Poland). From a total of 63 submitted films, they have selected four nominations: BIKUR HA-TIZMORET (The Band’s Visit) by Eran Kolirin, IsraelCONTROL by Anton Corbijn, UKGEGENÜBER (Counterparts) by Jan Bonny, GermanyT...

New York Film Festival goes live Sept 28th

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The 45th New York Film Festival runs through: September 28 – October 14, 2007The 45th New York Film Festival will premiere 28 films when it runs September 28 - October 14 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and sponsored by Sardinia Region Tourism and The New York Times, also features three showcases, three music documentaries and six retrospective films.Opening NightThis year’s festival opens on Friday,...

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL, 2007 -- A VIRTUAL REPORT

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Alex Deleon is a festival ambassador with filmfestivals.com portal and fest21.com the online community for festival professionals. 57th BERLIN FEST OPENS WITH STARS TO BURN The Berlin Film Festival is traditionally one of the most star studded events on the annual Festival calendar and this 57th edition is no exception.  Among stars and celebrities already spotted either on the red carpet entering gala screenings, at press conferences, or at events in other parts of town away from Marlene Diet...

Hawai Fest: a first glimpse on the fall line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Hawaii International Film Festival line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Raj Roy To Head MoMA Film Department

Monday, May 7-----Rajendra Roy (known to his friends and colleagues as “Raj”) has been appointed as the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of the Department of Film at the Museum of Modern Art, one of the most important and influential film archives in the world. Roy, who will begin his new post in July 2007, succeeds Mary Lea Bandy, who retired from the Museum in 2006.“Rajendra Roy brings to the Museum a breadth of experience that encompasses museum work as well as programming and management fo...

IFFLA 2007 Announces Winners

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The 5th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles concluded on Sunday night at ArcLight Hollywood with the Los Angeles premiere of Rajnesh Domalpalli’s VANAJA, Best Debut Feature winner at the Berlin International Film Festival. At the post-screening Gala Reception at Level 3 in Hollywood, the Jury and Audience Choice Awards were announced.JURY AWARDSGRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST FEATUREVALLEY OF FLOWERS directed by Pan NalinSpecial mention for Debut Feature: VANAJA directed by Rajnesh DomalpalliJurors:...

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