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The International Panafrican Film Festival - Presentation

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Presentation  The International Panafrican Film Festival’s goal is to help discover authors, scenario writers, and directors of the black world or help discover the ones who realized a film on the pan African world*.The International Panafrican Film Festival wants to create an alert and lively image of the contemporary cinematographic creation of the pan African world. Its view on the environment of the black population extends from Africa to America through the Caribbean, Europe, and th...

A Festival at the crossroads of cultures

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Westerns from all over the world, a focus on Bangladesh and several programme sections with prominent Swiss figures: new Artistic Director Thierry Jobin and Secretary General Esther Widmer announced the concept of the 26th edition of the International Film Festival Fribourg at a presentation given at the Solothurner Filmtage. For the first time, the FIFF introduces annually recurring parallel sections, which highlight thematic core areas. Amongst other things they include sections devoted to t...

Nashen Moodley appointed to Sydney Film Festival

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Durban International Film Festival manager Nashen Moodley has been appointed as director of the Sydney Film Festival.  Previously a journalist at Independent Newspapers, for whom he still writes film reviews, Moodley has been centrally involved in the development and management of Durban International Film Festival programmes since joining the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts in 2001. Announcing Moodley's new appointment, Peter Rorvik, director of the CCA and ...

Film Africa Heralds a New Dawn for the Best of African Cinema

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  http://www.filmafrica.org.uk/ Showcasing more than 50 of Africa's best films and 15 UK premieres, Film Africa 2011 presents an exciting programme of screenings, Q&As, panel discussions and live performances from the 3rd - 13th November 2011.   Film Africa will open with the multi-award winning film Microphone, featuring a special presentation by the Egyptian actor, director and human rights activist Khaled Abol Naga and a live performance by Dele Sosimi and D...

Film gems in Durban

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Great Line-up at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival   The 32nd Durban International Film Festival kicks off on 21 July with the World Premiere of the South African film Otelo Burning, directed by Sara Blecher.  Set during the last days of apartheid, the Durban-shot film tells the story of a group of South African township youngsters who discover surfing as an empowering escape from the political violence of the times. There is drama, romance, rivalry, and tragedy in this c...

8th African Film Festival of Tarifa Awards

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8th African Film Festival of Tarifa (FCAT) awarded eight new African movies with awards endowed with 46 500 euros. The festival jury selected winners from more than 140 movies from 23 African countries.1. The award for the best feature-length movie (15 000 €) goes to “MICROPHONE” (Ahmad Abdalla, Egypt)2. The award for the best direction (10 000 €) goes to “A JAMA” (Daoud Aoulad-Syad, Morocco/France) 3. The award for the best actress (1 500 €) goes to DENISE NEWMAN for “SHIRLEY ...

Save cinema in Morocco

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  Save Cinemas In Morocco is launching its first international conference on the theme: « thinking about cinema differently » at the cannes festival!   The 64th edition of the Cannes Festival promises to be rich in discoveries and is likely to delight industry professionals and ultimately the general public by: revealing and  highlighting works to serve the evolution of cinema participating in the development of the film ...

Berlinale 2011: New Cooperation Partners of the World Cinema Fund / WCF Day on February 16, 2011

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  On February 16, 2011, the WCF Day will once again provide an opportunity to learn more about the programme, successes, funding strategies, films, initiatives and partners of the World Cinema Fund (WCF). On this occasion the World Cinema Fund will present its new cooperation partners, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Deutsche Welle/DW Akademie. Through the support of these new partners, it will be possible to launch a new WCF programme in a number...

African Film Festival of Tarifa Offers Movies Online

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    ● FCAT's 8th edition on 11th-19th June ● 3rd African-Spanish film Co-production forum's submission closed ● Submissions of films for official competition close February 25th ● Submissions of for 4th PhotoAfrica close March 1st   The African Film Festival of Tarifa (www.fcat.es), has entered into a partnership with AfricanFilms.tv, a video-on-demand internet platform with headquarter in Dakar, Senegal, aiming to help the platform build up its catal...

LFF - A SCREAMING MAN (Un Homme Qui Crie) [2010] dir Mahamat Saleh-Haroun

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 A SCREAMING MAN is most definitely a very beautifully shot piece of cinema. It tells the story of Adam, a former swimming champion and now pool attendant at a hotel taken over by the Chinese (personified through Mrs Wang), who thinks of the pool side as his life. His 20-year old son, Abdel, is his assistant and loves taking pictures of everything around him. However, war is raging outside of N'Djamena and when Adam is not able to contribute to the war effort with money, he is threatened wi...

Dubai FF Announces Film Market Expansion

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   The Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the prime meeting places for film professionals from all over the map. So, not only are films seen, bought and sold, but the Festival is also an important place to make important new announcements about upcoming productions and initiatives. Therefore, it was completely appropriate that the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the largest and most ambitious film event in the Middle East, use the Toronto setting to m...

African directors to film in China for Rotterdam Film Festival program

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Inspired by the growing influence of China in some African countries, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) asks seven filmmakers from South Africa, Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Angola to make films in China. The African directors' films will premiere, along with a contextual film program, during the Rotterdam's 40th edition. The program, titled ‘Raiding Africa', includes a film workshop produced by the IFFR in collaboration with the Li Xianting Film School in Beijing and sup...

Senegalese director Mansour Sora Wade in Beijing

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The Senegalese director, Mansour Sora Wade, was invited from March 22 to March 27 by the Francophonie Film Festival to present his film "The Price of forgiveness" to the Chinese audience. "The Price of forgiveness" (2001) tells the story of a love triangle between Yatma, Mbanik and Maxoye who are living in a small fishermen village. Their passion will lead Yatma to the killing of his friend Mbanick.The murderer will then marry Maxoye and will have to live his entire li...

Férid Boughedir brings Tunisian cultural to China

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Férid Boughedir, Tunisian director, cinema critic and African cinema specialist, was invited to Beijing to take part in the Francophonie Film Festival to present his film "A summer at La Goulette" (1996) to the Chinese audience.   The film deals with the friendship and cohabitation of different cultures and religions (Islam, Catholicism and Judaism) in the 1970s, just before the 6 days war started in the Middle East. The story evolves around three teenage gi...

Kerala Top prizes won by films from Argentina, India, Indonesia, Iran, Tajikistan and South Africa.

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14th International Film Festival of Kerala 2009 (Trivandrum, India 11th -18th December, 2009)    Indonesian film "Fishing Platform" directed by Ravi Bharwani and Iranian film "About Elly" directed by Asghar Farhadi jointly won the prestigious golden crow pheasant award for best feature film at 14th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala 2009 [11-18 December,2009] which was held in south Indian city of Trivandrum. "True Noon", a Tajik film di...

Cairo International Film Festival 2009 to be best ever

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THE CAIRO International Film Festival (CIFF) celebrates its 33rd edition this year from November 10 to November 20. In its long history of successes, last year's triumph would be a hard act to follow. Never before had the festival attracted so many international stars. But the organizers say that this year promises to equal and perhaps even surpass last year's event. The CIFF 2009 enjoys the fine backdrop of 100 years of a distinguished film history. It is undoubtedly the oldest a...

Rotterdam’s 39th edition to focus on African cinema

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam announces a first major focus of its 39th edition: ‘Where is Africa?’ This most extensive program devoted to independent African filmmaking at any Western film festival in recent years includes new short and feature length films, live performances, historical films, storyteller's cinema, debates and a series of commissioned films by non-African filmmakers. The 39th IFFR takes places from 27 January up to 7 February 2010. The focus on African cinema, ...

Berlinale Awards revealed

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The jury declares that this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form. Golden Bear for the Best Film  La teta asustada (The Milk Of Sorrow) by Claudia Llosa Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix  A...

Berlinale awards Golden Bear to The Milk Of Sorrow

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The jury declares that this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form. Golden Bear for the Best Film La teta asustada (The Milk Of Sorrow) by Claudia Llosa Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix Alle...

The 2009 Berlinale Awards revealed

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The jury declares that this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form. Silver Bear - Best Actor  Sotigui Kouyate in London River by Rachid Bouchareb Silver Bear - Outstanding Arti...

Berlinale 2009: International Jury lead by Tilda Swinton

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The International Jury, presided over by Tilda Swinton,(Burn After Reading, Julia... ), will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears and the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2009. The other members of the Jury are Spanish director Isabel Coixet, director Gaston Kaboré (Burkina Faso), Swedish best-selling author Henning Mankell, director Christoph Schlingensief (Germany), director Wayne Wang (USA) and food activist and author Alice ...
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