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Line up of films competing at 9th Amazonas Film festival

Official selection Internacional competition 9º Amazonas Film Festival* 10 timer til Paradis international title: Teddy Bear Madds Mathiessen, Fiction. 92 min. 2012 (Denmark) (World Cinema Directing Award Sundance Film Festival 2012, Official Selection New Directors, New Films 2012) trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5ZseyEe0dQ infos: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/teddy-bear-sundance-film-review-285456 http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/news/2012/08/five-...

Ridley Scott's "Japan in a Day" to be Special Opening Film for 25th TIFF in Tokyo

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 "Japan in a Day"© 2012 FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, INC., JAPAN IN A DAY FILMS LTD  Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that “Japan in a Day” by the highly acclaimed filmmaker, Ridley Scott, has been selected as the Special Opening Film for the 25th TIFF. “Japan in a Day” is a collection of video submissions filmed on March 11 of this year, which have been compiled into a single film. It is a significant film in that it convey...

Kaneto Shindo Memorial Screening: The 23rd TIFF Special Jury Prize winner, “Post Card”

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is honored to announce that Kaneto Shindo’s “Post Card” will be screened at a special pre-festival memorial event on September 28. Kaneto Shindo passed away on May 29 this year. He was 100 years old. After this Memorial Screening, a talk will be held with Jiro Shindo, his son and the producer of “Post Card.” The talk will look back on Kaneto Shindo's films and lifelong passion for films.  ...

Roger Corman to head 25th TIFF Jury

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  Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) announced that one of Hollywood's most gifted masters of filmmaking, Roger Corman will serve as Jury President for the International Competition at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival TIFF (20-28 Oct). The 86-year-old Corman produced more than 550 films and directed fifty others in a career spanning nearly 60 years. He has often been described as a rebel, a maverick and the king of genre film-making. "My last visit to T...

Europeans Dominate Competition In Tokyo

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By Liza ForemanTOKYO - The competition section of this year's Tokyo International Film Festival (October 22-30) will see Greece compete with France, Turkey, Sweden, England and Belgium, with this year's competition section dominated by films from the Euro zone. Only a handful of Asian titles compete this year, including Japan's The Woodsman and the Rain, which makes its world premiere; Oxide Pang's Sleepwalker which makes its world premiere also; Thai director, Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Headshot, wh...

Europeans Dominate Competition In Tokyo

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Europeans Dominate Competition In TokyoBy Liza ForemanTOKYO - The competition section of this year's Tokyo International Film Festival (October 22-30) will see Greece compete with France, Turkey, Sweden, England and Belgium, with this year's competition section dominated by films from the Euro zone. Only a handful of Asian titles compete this year, including Japan's The Woodsman and the Rain, which makes its world premiere; Oxide Pang's Sleepwalker which makes its world premiere also; Thai direc...

24th Tokyo International Film Festival announces Edward R. Pressman as President of the Jury

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that American film producer Edward R. Pressman will be president of the International Competition jury at the 24th TIFF. The other four members of the jury will be film producer Kees Kasander from Holland, actress Fan Bingbing from China, film director Masahiro Kobayashi from Japan, and special effects makeup artist Reiko Kruk from France. The 24th TIFF will be held from October 22-30, 2011 at Roppongi Hills and other ve...

Zipangu Fest - Tetsuaki Matsue In Conversation

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 Tetsuaki Matsue is a young Japanese indie filmmaker (of Korean descent, which he explored in his graduation film, Annyong Kimchi) who is currently at the forefront of Japan's indie scene. Having successfully directed a documentary about AV actress Yumika Hayashi, Annyong Yumika (also in the festival), after the discovery of her involvement in a low-budget Korean production. He attended the festival due to his latest film, Live Tape, which took the Japanese festival circuit by surprise due to ...

NEWSLETTER N° 483: November 4, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 483: November 4, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

Tokyo International Film Festival Wrap

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 By Liza Forman Tokyo International Film Festival Winners 2010/TIFFCOM WrapAt this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (October 23-31, 2010),Intimate Grammar took home the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the main award.Bergman’sBroken Wings also took the mainprize at TIFF in 2002, making him the only director to win it twice. 98-year-old Japanese director, Kaneto Shindo won the special jury prize, for POST CARD, a film about the...

Tokyo International Film Festival Wrap

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Tokyo International Film Festival Winners 2010/TIFFCOM WrapAt this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (October 23-31, 2010),Intimate Grammar took home the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the main award.Bergman’s Broken Wings also took the mainprize at TIFF in 2002, making him the only director to win it twice. 98-year-old Japanese director, Kaneto Shindo won the special jury prize, for POST CARD, a film about the effects of WWII o...

Tokyo International Film Festival TPG Market

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By Liza Foreman Now entering its sixth year,TPG (Tokyo Project Gathering), an international co-production market organizedby METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and UNIJAPAN, is presenting28 films this year up from 25 in 2009, during TIFFCOM, the market arm of theTokyo International Film Festival.“More and more inspiringprojects were submitted this year, and thus we selected in total of 28projects, which was increased from 25 projects from last year,” the festivalsaid in a statem...

NEWSLETTER N° 478: September 30, 2010

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                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 478: September 30, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly C...

Tokyo Film Festival Press Conference

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By Liza ForemanThe Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will hold a press conference to announce the lineup of films and events of the 23rd edition on September 30th, 2010at the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. The doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the press conference starts at 2:00 p.m. We cordially invite the press members to attend the press conference and obtain the latest information about the 23rd TIFF. ...

Tokyo International Film Festival Announces Jury Head

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By Liza ForemanThe Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced that the award-winning Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan will be the Jury President for the International Competition at the 23rd TIFF. Jordan's films have been honored with numerous awards worldwide including the Oscar (The Crying Game), and BAFTAs for (Crying Game, The End Of The Affair). Company Of Wolves, his second film, was selected for the first year of TIFF's Competition section in 1985. The 23rd edition of the Tokyo Int...

Tokyo International Film Festival Spotlight on Bruce Lee

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By Liza Foreman This year, the TokyoInternational Film Festival (TIFF) will commemorate Bruce Lee, the king of Asianaction movies, with a showcase of Lee's movies as part of the festival'sWinds of Asia Middle-East section.This special tribute entitled"The 70th Anniversary: Bruce Lee to the Future", will screen the following films -Bruce Lee’s most successfulfilm "Enter the Dragon," and his last film, "Game of Death"(the version that was distributed in Japan in 19...

Tokyo International Film Festival Focus on Taiwan

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By Liza ForemanThe 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival will hold a special-focus on films by the nextgeneration of directors from Taiwan to have emerged since the golden age of the great masters HouHsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, and Edward Yang. "Taiwanese CinemaRenaissance 2010: New Breeze of the Rising Generation," will be part of thefestival’s Winds of Asia Middle-East section.Titles set for thesection include: - "The FourthPortrait" from director: Mong-Hong Chung. ...

NEWSLETTER N° 474: August 26, 2010

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Tokyo International Film Festival will commemorate Bruce Lee

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will commemorate Bruce Lee, theking of Asian action movies, with a showing of selected movies as part ofthe festival's Winds of Asia Middle-East section. This special tributeentitled "The 70th Anniversary: Bruce LEE to the Future", will screenBruce Lee's the most successful film "Enter the Dragon," and his last film,"Game of Death" (the rare version that was distributed in Japan in 1978), aswell as exciting Asian films that pay homage to Bruce Lee, who co...

Erotic Drama Aka In Between Us Mammals

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 Today there are many films that talk about adulteries and love affairs, especially in France. Ever since 1958 French film about adultery Les Amants directed by Louis Malle with Jeanne Moreau rediscovered human nature. While in 1965, French director Agnès Varda created a minor shock wave in American film with her release of film Happiness (Le Bonheur), a film that openly confronted the topic of adultery in an era before the conception of “open marriage.” And another French film of this era...

Looking For Anne

Director: Takako Miyahira.
The journey of a seventeen year old Japanese girl, Anri, who comes to Prince Edward Island with a secret mission, to find a canadian war veteran. Gradually we find out that the veteran was the man who gave the book "Anne of Green Gables" to her recently deceased grandmother, and was potentially her first love.

NEWSLETTER N° 433: September 23, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 433: September 23, 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 yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submi...

World Premiere of Jacques Perrin’s “Oceans”at next Tokyo International Film Fest

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The 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival to open with World Premiere of Jacques Perrin’s “Oceans”! We are pleased to announce that the 22nd edition of Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will open with the maestro of nature documentary, Jacques Perrin’s brand new film “Oceans”. Surpassing EARTH and DEEP BLUE, Jacques Perrin (LE PEUPLE MIGRATEUR) presents a tale of the mysterious ocean and the living with the latest cinematographic equipment, capable of taking miraculou...

Tokyo International Film Festival Press Conference Report

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A press conference was held on September 16th (Wed) at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. The press conference opened with welcome addresses by Hideyuki Takai (President, UNIJAPAN) and Tom Yoda (Chairman, 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival). Film Festival Ambassador Yoshino Kimura and Green Ambassador Anne also addressed the audience. Special guests were Jinsei Tsuji, director of the film ACACIA, which is one of the entries in the Competition Section, and Antonio Inoki, who played the lead role in the f...

Festival News from Here and There: Rome, Tokyo, Moscow...

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ROME: The Corriere de la Sera reports that reclusive, camera-shy American director Terence Malik showed up as scheduled for an audience with the festival press corps during the current second edition of the Rome International Film Festival with his specified precondition in place – No Photographs. During the session he steered clear of any commentary on his personal life, talking only about his film work while simultaneously demonstrating a surprisingly extensive knowledge of Italian film hi...
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