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EFA Awards 4 first films nominated

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European Film Awards 2006:Four First Films NominatedFour films have been nominated in the category EUROPEAN DISCOVERY, presented to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film:— 13 TZAMETI by Gela Babluani, France/Georgia — Z ODZYSKU (Retrieval) by Slawomir Fabicki, Poland — PINGPONG by Matthias Luthardt, Germany — FRISS LEVEGÖ (Fresh Air) by Agnes Kocsis, HungaryThe nominations were determined by a committee comprised of FIPRESCI (the International Federation of ...

Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2006

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The European Film Academy (EFA), United International Pictures and the Sarajevo Film Festival congratulate the winner of thePRIX UIP SARAJEVO 2006Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2006SRETAN PUT NEDIME (Good Luck Nedim)by Marko ŠantićSlovenia 2006, 13 min, fictionThe Prix UIP is an initiative by UIP and the European Film Academy in co-operation with fourteen festivals throughout Europe. Each prize includes a financial donation of EUR 2,000 and an automatic nomination in the s...

The European Film Academy awards for shorts

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The European Film Academy (EFA), United International Pictures and the Curtas Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival congratulate the winner of the PRIX UIP VILA DO CONDE 2006Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2006BY THE KISSby Yann GonzalezFrance 2006, 5 min, fictionThe Prix UIP is an initiative by UIP and the European Film Academy in co-operation with fourteen festivals throughout Europe. Each prize includes a financial donation of EUR 2,000 and an automatic nomination in...

The rythm of The Lost City

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Did you ever see Bill Murray do the salsa? Or the mambo, rumba or any of that other Latin stuff? Well, let me tell you something. The guy’s got rhythm. I couldn’t help myself watching him in awe as he steered his way around the dance floor with a couple of breathless women. So, thinking I should get a firsthand experience, I navigated through the crowd of undulating bodies in a hope of being next in line. But woe is me, the music suddenly ended and Bill slipped off the floor.I found him in a...

Her Russian Nights

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“The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!”By Cassendra Gavawas all I could think of on that week leading up to the 4th annual RUSSIAN NIGHTS FILM and CULTURAL FESTIVAL, stationed in LA’s royal blue architectural gem, the Pacific Design Center. Now I love attending film festivals, especially exotic ones, but helping to organize them is another can of beans entirely. As a creative consultant to my “mad Russians”, as I tenderly refer to them, I was quickly driven to slurp the vo...

Russian Nights Film and Cultural Festival

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“The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” was all I could think of on that week leading up to the 4th annual RUSSIAN NIGHTS FILM and CULTURAL FESTIVAL, stationed in LA’s royal blue architectural gem, the Pacific Design Center. Now I love attending film festivals, especially exotic ones, but helping to organize them is another can of beans entirely. As a creative consultant to my “mad Russians”, as I tenderly refer to them, I was quickly driven to slurp the vodka and guzzle t...

Miami International Film Festival Awards

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The 23rd edition of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its climax last evening, with the awarding of the Knight Grand Jury Prizes and other honors at the Festival’s Gala Awards Ceremony, held at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation contributed $75,000 (of a total grant of $250,000) to create the Knight Grand Jury Prizes for this year’s Festival, which includes a cash award of $25,000 for winners in t...

Award winners announced in Miami

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AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN MIAMIThe 23rd edition of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its climax last evening, with the awarding of the Knight Grand Jury Prizes and other honors at the Festival’s Gala Awards Ceremony, held at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation contributed $75,000 (of a total grant of $250,000) to create the Knight Grand Jury Prizes for this year’s Festival, which includes a cash a...

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...

Haneke's Caché awarded European Film at EFA Awards

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The European Film Awards 2005The European Film Awards ceremony took place for the eighteenth time December 3 in Berlin (the last one for DDA) and included 19 categories. Michael Haneke's Caché was one of the strong winners of the evening and took away best film, best director, best actor, best editor, and Fipresci award.European FilmHidden (Caché), Directed by Michael HanekeEuropean DirectorMichael Haneke for Hidden (Caché) European Actress Julia Jentsch in Sophie Scholl, The Final Days Europ...

European Film Awards 2005 - The Nominations

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The European Film Academy has announced the nominations for the European Film Awards of 2005 (to be presented in Berlin, on December 3). European FilmBrodre (Brothers) by Susanne BierCaché (Hidden) my Michael HanekeDon't Come Knocking by Wim WendersL'Enfant (The Child) by Jean-Pierre & Luc DardenneMy Summer of Love by Pawel PawlikowskiSophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl, The Final Days) by Marc Rothemund European DirectorSusanne Bier for Brodre (Brothers)Roberto Faenza for Alla luc...

Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada wins Flanders Fest

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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, wins the 32nd Flanders International Film Festival - GhentOn Saturday October 22, 2005, Dominique Deruddere, member of the International Jury announced the list of prize winners. The ceremony was followed by the première of Dominique Deruddere's film The Wedding Party (De Bloedbruiloft).This year's International Jury consisted of: Arthur Lappin, Lissy Belaiche, Brenda Blethyn, Dominique Deruddere, Jose Luis Castiñeira de Dios and Carine Tardieu.The Gran...

Shooting Stars from 10 European countries at Seville Fest

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Young acting talent to present their films in Spain (4 12 November 2005)It’s a unique opportunity for both the actors and the audience. At the Seville Film Festival (412 November) visitors and press will have the chance to meet a group of 10 of this year’s Shooting Stars (from a total of 21), selected by the member organisations of European Film Promotion (EFP). For the weekend (4 6 November 2005) the actors will be spotlighted with their latest films. Thus they are directly involved in the ...

Sir Sean Connery to receive lifetime EFA award in Berlin

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In recognition of his outstanding career, Sir Sean Connery will receive the EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the European Film Awards on December 3 in Berlin.Sir Sean Connery has not only famously embodied the world's best known secret agent, James Bond, but in a career which has spanned over fifty years, he has created some of cinema's most unforgettable characters in such films as MARNIE by Alfred Hitchcock, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Sidney Lumet, THE WIND AND THE LION...

Maurice Jarre tribute to be given during EFA in Berlin

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European Film Academy Honours Maurice JarreSpecial concert with Flemish Radio Symphonic OrchestraAs a highlight of the European Film Awards Weekend, the prestigious composers Bruno Coulais, Frédéric Devreese, George Fenton, Alberto Iglesias, Maurice Jarre, Zbigniev Preisner, Stephen Warbeck, and Gabriel Yared will be in Berlin for a special concert: On Friday, December 2, the Flemish Radio Symphonic Orchestra under Dirk Brossé will present La Musique de l'Image - European Film Composers in Co...

EFA nominees list has been announced

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The Selection List for the European Film Awards 2005 has been revealed to EFA members for consideration. This was the first year in which the members in the 20 countries with the most EFA members voted one national film directly into the selection. The list was then completed by films chosen by the Committee (EFA Board & Experts). The result is an impressive list of 46 films which are recommended as candidates for a nomination.THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2005 ceremony will take place in Berlin, Dec...

Italian cinema Honour guest at 2006 Sevilla Fest

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The Seville Film Festival, exclusively dedicated to the European cinema, in its 2006 edition will have an special view on Italy, country which will be the protagonist in some sections this year. Also, Italian cinematographers will be tributed in this edition. Born in 2004, this festival has been growing as an essential reference in our continent, because of the quantity of the prizes (240.000 euros in total) and because of the support that institutions like the European Film Academy offers to it...

EFA takes over from DDA production of the awards ceremony

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Following 8 years of successful collaboration with DDA Productions, who have financed and executive produced the European Film Awards ceremony, the European Film Academy is again moving into a new era. Starting with this year's edition, taking place on Saturday 3rd December in Berlin, the European Film Academy will take over the production of its annual celebration of European filmmaking. This mutually agreed development brings to its natural conclusion the trend started in 2003, when Wim Wende...

European Film Academy will announce nominations at Sevilla Fest

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CANNES: The European Film Academy will announce his nominations for the European Film Awards in the Sevilla european film festival The mayor of Seville, Alfredo Sanchez Monteseirín, will sign next monday on behalf of the Seville Film Festival an agreement with the European Film Academy, during Cannes Film Festival, mercy to which, the supranational organisation compromises itself to make official the collaboration with Seville European Film Festival (100 % European) and from this edition, which...

Winners of the European Film Awards

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At the European Film Awards Ceremony in Barcelona the European Film Academy announced this year’s award-winners: Gegen Die Wand, Head On winner of the Berlin Film Festival took best film, Mar Adentro took best director and best actor. Mar Adentro had also received in Hollywood the "Hollywood European Award" for best film.Award winners list:EUROPEAN FILM 2004:GEGEN DIE WAND (Head-On)directed by Fatih Akin, Germanyproduced by Wüste Filmproduktion/ Corazon International/ NDR/ ArteEUROPEAN DIRECT...

EFA Shop Talk conference: summit of European Actors

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This year's EFA Conference SHOP TALK: Actors Talk About Their Work will focus on the special conditions of being an actor in Europe. Moderated by the British film journalist and author Peter Cowie, the EFA Conference will see renowned actors from across Europe discussing their work with colleagues and friends.The conference will be opened by Wim Wenders, president of the European Film Acdemy, and by the conference's patrons, the Norwegian actress and director Liv Ullmann and Assumpta Serna, Span...

EFA nominees compete for best from Europe

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2004:EUROPEAN FILM 2004ETT HÅL I MITT HJÄRTA (A Hole In My Heart), Sweden/Denmarkdirected by Lukas Moodyssonproduced by Memfis Film, Zentropa, Film I Väst, SVT, Nordic Film- & TV FundGEGEN DIE WAND (Head-On), Germanydirected by Fatih Akinproduced by Wüste Filmproduktion /Corazon International /NDR /ARTELA MALA EDUCACIÓN (Bad Education), Spaindirected by Pedro Almodóvarproduced by El Deseo D.A., S.L.U.LES CHORISTES (The Chorus), France/Switzerlanddir...

Nobody Knows wins at Flanders

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NOBODY KNOWS wins the 31st Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent On Saturday October 16, 2004, the list of prizewinners for the 31st Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent was announced by Maurice Jarre, President of the Festival Jury. Once again, this 31st edition was an outstanding event, graced by the presence of Lord Richard Attenborough, Jonathan Pryce, David Carradine, Romain Duris and many other celebrities. On a sadder note, in a series of moving tributes, the Festival al...

Nobody Knows by Kore-Edawins at Fanders

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NOBODY KNOWS wins the 31st Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent On Saturday October 16, 2004, the list of prizewinners for the 31st Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent was announced by Maurice Jarre, President of the Festival Jury. Once again, this 31st edition was an outstanding event, graced by the presence of Lord Richard Attenborough, Jonathan Pryce, David Carradine, Romain Duris and many other celebrities. On a sadder note, in a series of moving tributes, the Festival al...

EFA Short list revealed

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Every year, the various activities of the European Film Academy culminate in the presentation of the European Film Awards which are produced by DDA Productions, London. In 2004, the European Film Awards are taking place for the seventeenth time and they will include 17 categories (including the Jameson People’s Choice Awards voted for by cinema audiences across Europe).The European Film Awards 2004 will be celebrated in Barcelona on December 11, 2004.The nominees are...EFA members votes will d...
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