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Carlo Chatrian, new Artistic Director with Locarno fest

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                                The Board of Governors decided, at a special meeting held on Tuesday 4 September 2012, to designate Carlo Chatrian as the new Artistic Director of the Festival del film Locarno. Carlo Chatrian will take up his post from 1 November 2012, following Olivier Père, who is leaving the Festival to head up Arte Fran...

Naomi Kawase, Guest of Honor at the second edition of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION's 4+1 Festival

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  Japanese film director Naomi Kawase, who competed for a Palme d'Or at the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival with her film Hanezu no Tsuki (2011), will be the Guest of Honor at the second edition of MAPFRE FOUNDATION's 4+1 Film Festival. This competition, which is held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro from October 26th through October 30th 2011, will honor this filmmaker's prolific career by screening the key titles in her filmogr...

Institute of Documentary Film at Jihlava IDFF

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Institute of Documentary Film at Jihlava IDFF Oct 25 – 31, 2010 The 10th Industry Section organized in Jihlava by the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), has expanded its programme this year and hosted a record number of guests. In addition to the public presentations of the 10th East European Forum and more than 300 East European films at the 7th East Silver Market, we organized Inspiring Sessions, Case Studies, One-on-one Meetings, Documentary Works-in-progress, Co-production Breakfasts...

East Silver titles throughout the world

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East Silver is not only a specialised market focused on central and eastern European countries, but also helps to promote high quality documentary films from those regions throughout the world. For that two unique tools were designed that runs during the year, East Silver Caravan and East Silver TV Focus. Caravan represents the best from the current East Silver Market catalogue. Special selection of films is submitted to various documentary film festivals for programme pre-selectio...

KINSHASA SYMPHONY opens 16th Visions du Réel festival in Nyon (15 - 21 April)

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There will be a strong presence of German documentaries at this year's Visions du Réel festival in Nyon: apart from the opening film, 25 German films or co-productions have been invited to this highly respected festival in Switzerland. BERLIN -STETTIN by Volker Koepp and LULLABY (WIEGENLIEDER) by Tamara Trampe and Johann Feindt will be competing in the International Competition of Visions du Réel  for the CHF 20,000 Grand Prix.   The following will be showing in the ne...

DOK Leipzig announces program and events

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DOK Industry:DOK Leipzig International Documentary Industry Gathering 2009In the past three years, DOK Leipzig has developed into the central German documentary film industry meeting place with a major international aura. An important function of DOK Leipzig is to offer the documentary film industry a lively platform for current debates, financing new projects and the distribution of finished works. DOK Leipzig offers international industry professionals both a window on the world of German docu...

DOK Leipzig wrapped with an Audience Day

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the 51st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film came to an end on Sunday with an Audience Day when all of the prize-winning films were shown once more. Festival director Claas Danielsen is very satisfied despite lower admission figures compared to the jubilee edition in 2007: „Both the cinemas and the digital DOK Market were very well attended. Our special programme „Afghanistan – From Inside“ was practically always sold out, there was an outstanding acceptance ...

Erkko Lyytinen is the new new Artistic Director of DocPoint

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Mr. Erkko Lyytinen (b. 1973) is the new Artistic Director of DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival. Mrs. Virpi Suutari leaves her post to continue her career as a filmmaker. Mr. Jari Matala continues as Executive Director of the festival. The 8th edition of DocPoint festival will be held in January 2009.Suutari, appointed as Artistic Director in 2007, was awarded a three-year state grant for documentary filmmaking in 2006. After a year of festival work she returns to full-time filmmaki...

"Doc Alliance" Five important festivals

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"Doc Alliance" brings five important European festivals together that will jointly support the feature-length, innovative documentary film with a new form of co-operation. DOK Leipzig, Visions du Réel (Nyon), Planete Doc Review (Warsaw), International Documentary Film Festival of Jihlava (Czech Republic) and CPH: DOX (Copenhagen) are going to select an outstanding film once a year which distinguishes itself by a unique and individual style as well as by a novel perspective on reality. The five ...

Dok Leipzig 2007 prepares to celebrate the 50th edition

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DOK Leipzig, the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary und Animated Film, celebrates its 50th edition with numerous innovations from 29 Oct. to 04 Nov. 2007. You can submit all new documentary and animated films for the official festival programme and the DOK Market until 28 July.Founded in1955, DOK Leipzig is the biggest German and one of the leading international festivals for documentary and animated film. It offers a top-class programme with the best new productions from all over th...

Retrospective Leonard Retel Helmrich’s films at Visions du Réel

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Retrospective Leonard Retel Helmrich’s films at Visions du Réel – Nyon 2007The director’s ‘Single Shot Cinema’ method in focus The international documentary film festival Visions du Réel – Nyon will screen a retrospective of the works of Dutch filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich at the festival’s 2007 edition which runs from April 20 – 26.Leonard Retel Helmrich has achieved worldwide success with his feature documentaries THE EYE OF THE DAY and SHAPE OF THE MOON both part of a tri...

Copenhagen Docu fest cph:dox has just wrapped

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3rd COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVALNOVEMBER 4-13 2005In only 3 years the festival has become on of the biggest doc events in Europe.The festival has enjoyed a lot of positive response and attention from our large local audience as well as from international producers and distributors, the national and international press and the many international guests visiting cph:dox 2005. cph:dox strongly believe in the many opportunities this new platform has created for a future and possibly...

Spectra 's new management team for new Montreal festival

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Le Regroupement pour un festival de cinéma à Montréal and L’Équipe Spectra are pleased to confirm the appointment of international-film luminary Moritz de Hadeln as head delegate, programming of the New Montreal FilmFest. Ms. Erika de Hadeln , who has extensive international film festival experience, will hold the position of assistant director. Mr. De Hadeln, whose appointment gives the Festival instant international credibility, will be backed by a solid Quebec-programming team and a pre...
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