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Critics Prizes at the festivals of Cottbus, Thessaloniki, Geneva, Leipzig, Vienna

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Cottbus (Germany, Festival of East European Cinema, November 6-11, 2012). Prize: "Kolka Cool" (Kolka Cool) by Juris Poskus (Latvia, 2011), shown in the feature film competition. Motivation: "The FIPRESCI award goes to "Kolka Cool" for its poetic portrait of the ennui of young people in provincial Latvia." Jury: Alison Frank, UK ("The Moving Arts Film Journal"), Tomislav Sakic, Croatia ("Hrvatski Filmski Ljetopis"), Jennifer Borrmann, Germany (&...

Film festivals - do they have a future? Forum held in Katowice

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                        Can anyone harness enough courage to raise such a question? It is as if to ask about chances of survival of a live organism that is ridded of its heart. Or both lungs. This live (and very much so!) organism stands for cinema, whereas it is the film festivals that constitute the heart and the lungs. Although "the death of the cinema" has long b...

La Mer de la Tranquilité / The Sea of Tranquility

Director: Antoon Cox.
In the first half of the 20th century, La Louvière was a prosperous mining town in Belgium. Today, more than three decades after the closing of the last mine, this same place is generally known as a grim town famous for its high unemployment rates. Still, to those who are willing to look beyond the statistics, this town reveals its beauty. In particular, this documentary shows a multicultural and convivial dream come true. The two main protagonists (see picture) mama Jeanne from Congo and Pierre (see picture) from France mount a terril (slag heap) and discover the beauty of their habitat. Comming from the Congo Mama mounts the terril in a typical African dress and high heels. The little mountain reminds her of Congo. At the summit treats the local population to blazed bananas and Chicken Moambe. The party at the summit depicts well the diversity of this town with the Africans to be the latest immigrants after the Italians, the Turks. Towards the end they are all surprised by the resurrection of singer Claude François, the French singing legend who passed away in an accident just a few years after La Louvière's last mine was closed down.

The Viennale is taking its major anniversary – celebrating 50 years of the festival

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The Viennale is taking its major anniversary – celebrating 50 years of the festival – as an opportunity to present a large number of special projects and activities. They will start in spring 2012 and will last until the end of the year. In addition, a series of international festivals and institutions will pay tribute to the Viennale’s anniversary with special programs. As early as in April a nd May, three important, international film festivals are paying homage to the Viennale ...

Viennale 2011 wrapped with an attendance close to 100 000

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Coming to an end with today's screening of the closing film The Ides of March by George Clooney, the Viennale 2011 continues on its path of success. With an attendance of 96,700 at the 2011 festival as compared to last year's 96,300, the Viennale saw a slight increase in the number of visitors, less so than in previous years but at the same time an important and wonderful confirmation of the Viennale's steadily growing popularity. The festival's overall attendance figures also rose slightly fr...

Mike Ott on LITTLEROCK

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Mike Ott’s film, LITTLEROCK (2010) has traveled the globe (most recently in Copenhagen at CPHPIX 2011 and SFIFF 2011 in San Francisco) with this ‘coming-of-age’ road movie about the little pleasures in life and the fascinations of cultural differences and similarities. A film about finding translation while seemingly lost in it, this film communicates universally and one finds oneself celebrating the similarities of culture rather than the differences.  ME: How did you come up with t...

Interview with Mike Ott on LITTLEROCK

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 Mike Ott’s film, LITTLEROCK (2010) has traveled the globe (most recently in Copenhagen at CPHPIX 2011 and SFIFF 2011 in San Francisco) with this ‘coming-of-age’ road movie about the little pleasures in life and the fascinations of cultural differences and similarities. A film about finding translation while seemingly lost in it, this film communicates universally and one finds oneself celebrating the similarities of culture rather than the differences.  ME: How did you come up with ...

Highlights from the Viennale

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NEW FEATURE FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES AT THE VIENNALE As in previous years, the main program of the festival consists of about 130 feature films and reveals a kind of state of production: a representation of current world cinema and its various developments and tendencies. It can, in a way, be considered a survey of "the Continent of Cinema" in which cinematic regions, boundaries, and topo - graphies begin to emerge. And within that continent individual islands and ...

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 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 submis...

Viennale 2009 wraps and announces its awards

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Coming to an end with today's screening of the closing film A Serious Man (by the brothers Ethan and Joel Coen), the Viennale can once again boast a successful outcome. With a total of 94,800 Viennale-goers, the 2009 festival has again scored a considerable increase in the number of visitors. The festival's attendance figures rose from 76.80% in 2008 to 79.60% at the Viennale 2009. While the number of film showings more or less remained the same with a total of 345 screenings, the num...

Viennale 2009 wraps and announces its awards

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Coming to an end with today’s screening of the closing film A Serious Man (by the brothers Ethan and Joel Coen), the Viennale can once again boast a successful outcome. With a total of 94,800 Viennale-goers, the 2009 festival has again scored a considerable increase in the number of visitors. The festival’s attendance figures rose from 76.80% in 2008 to 79.60% at the Viennale 2009.While the number of film showings more or less remained the same with a total of 345 screenings, the number of s...

Viennale Festival trailer by James Benning: Fire & Rain

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The annual festival trailer has been one of the Viennale's special features for quite some time now. It is not a commercial trailer as such, but rather a small, autonomous piece of cinema, standing on its own and for the festival alike. In the case of James Benning's work this short trailer is a true action film. Benning shot the work process in a steelworks in the Ruhr area. On a kind of conveyor belt, a glowing piece of steel flits across the screen and disappears only to reappear again a...

NEWSLETTER N° 387: October 29, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Interview with Marc Fitoussi Interview with Donald Mugisha Interview with the makers of Sunshine Barry and the ...

Viennale facts and figures

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The Viennale 2008, which will come to an end with today’s screening of the closing film Waltz With Bashir, is proud to present a successful outcome.With a total of 92,100 Viennale-goers the 2008 festival has scored a slight increase in the number of visitors.Last year’s record was 91,700.Due to a larger number of screenings, the capacity sank from 79.20% in 2007 to 76.80% at the Viennale 2008.Out of a total of 332 film screenings, 116, i.e., approximately a third, were sold out.The capacity ...

NEWSLETTER N° 381: September 17, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Toronto Film Festival Closed With Awards Announcements Manhattan Short Announces Finalists 2008 AsoloArtFilmFestival Awards Outfest announces recipients of Legacy Awards Toronto People's Choice Award to Slumdog Millionaire Foto Mentor award to Laurence Gartel Spanish winner at the 4th BuSho Festival 65th Venice Film Festival Official Venezia 65 Awards _______________________...

Viennale Trailer by Jean Luc Godard

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The annual festival trailer has been one of the Viennale’s special features for quite some time now. This is not a commercial trailer as such, but rather a small, autonomous piece of cinema, standing on its own and for the festival alike. At the Viennale’s invitation internationally renowned directors have created these one-minute films for the festival in the last few years, among them Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, Leos Carax and Agnès Varda.Festival director Hans Hurch has been trying for q...

NEWSLETTER N° 379: September 3, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Hollywood Awards will honor Danny Elfman KinÈo Cinema Italiano in Venice Awards "I Vicerè" Departure, a Japanese film, wins Top Prize In Montreal P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Awar...

Viennale t o pay tribute to Bob Dylan

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Masked and Anonymous – Bob Dylan and the Cinema Curated by Cyril Neyrat Bob Dylan and the cinema: to all the world, this means two central images from the singer’s mythology. First of all, the rising young star filmed by D.A. Pennebaker in Dont Look Back (1967). And then, in Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), the taciturn cowboy flaunting his mystery in a moribund Wild West. But Dylan’s relationship with the cinema goes far beyond these two iconic images. As I’m Not There, Todd Haynes...

Viennale 2008 line up preview

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At the time of this press briefing, the major part of our extensive study and program selection for the Viennale 2008has been concluded, and thus we can give you a general overview of the orientation and direction of this year’sfestival.What stands out in the choice of films for the Viennale 2008 is the wide spectrum of the program, covering agreat diversity of cinematography and cinematic countries of origin. As compared to last year, Latin-American cinema,to name but one example, has clearly...

Films Not Playing At Your Local Theater (Yet)

 Friday, November 16-------Although every Friday sees a glut of film openings making their way to film theaters, the truth is that a large number of worthy films never find traditional theatrical distribution. That is one of the reasons that the brave new worlds of internet downloads and other non-traditional distribution methods hold such promise. However, until these new methodologies take hold in such a way that they can generate the same or similar revenue, theatrical distribution remains t...

Viennale 05 closes with 86 000 visitors, best ever

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Record at the VIENNALE 05 - 86,200 visitors on twelve festival daysOn today's final festival day, the VIENNALE 2005 has come to a happy and successful conclusion. The festival had a total number of 86,200 visitors, thus scoring an increase of 4,600 visitors in comparison to last year's event. (Visitors 2004: 81.600).With fewer films than in last year's program, but more second and partly third screenings, as well as with Künstlerhauskino as additional festival venue, the VIENNALE succeeded to m...

The Vienna Film Award 2005 goes to Operation Spring

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VIENNALE 05 PRIZE WINNERSFIPRESCI-PREIS (Award of the International Federation of Film Critics )Jury: Manuela Cernat (Romania, President), Diego Brodersen (Argentina), Gunnar Landsgesell (Austria). The choice was a range of debut or second feature films.The Fipresci-Prize 2005 goes to Estamira by Marcos Prado (Brazil 2004).«The FIPRESCI Jury had the tricky mission to decide between outstanding long feature films and wonderful long documentaries. Happily, we were saved from the dilemma by the am...

Why Wharol Matters: debates, screenings and exhibitions at Viennale

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WHY WARHOL MATTERS AT VIENNALEOctober 14 –26, 2005A series of events accompanying the Andy Warhol retrospective Working Class, a series of film lectures on the festival program, introduced at the VIENNALE 2004, will have a special follow-up this year. Following last year’s lectures by Jean-Pierre Gorin, this year’s Working Class is dedicated to Andy Warhol and his cinematic oeuvre, complementing the Warhol retrospective, realized in collaboration with the Österreichische Filmmuseum. Under...

The viennale program of 100 features and tributes

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Taking place for the 43rd time (14 –26, 2005), the VIENNALE will present 291 films from 48 countries. The VIENNALE 2005 will open with the gala screening of Woody Allen’s Match Point. (following its sensational premiere at Cannes. A public screening of the program will take place at the Gartenbau at 11pm. The VIENNALE closing gala on Wednesday, October 26, 8.30pm will feature the screening of George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck – a highlight from this year’s Venice Film Festival...
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