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Three documentaries nominated for the European Film Awards

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The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2012. A committee consisting of Nik Powell, director of the NFTS and deputy chairman of the EFA Board (UK), EFA Members Francine Brücher (Switzerland) and Despina Mouzaki (Greece), and the documentary experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (Belgium) has chosen the following three films for a nomination: HIVER NOMADE (Winter Nomads) Swit...

14 nominations for European Film Awards for best shorts

                LIST OF NOMINATED SHORTS FILMS COMPLETE: 14 NOMINATIONS  With this year’s final nomination having been announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece), the list of nominated short films is now complete. The short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one o...

Helen Mirren to receive European achievement in World Cinema Awards

  HELEN MIRREN RECEIVES EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA AWARD "A very meaningful honour," says the British actress (picture: Giles Keyte) The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Dame Helen Mirren with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2012 for her outstanding body of work. “It was discovering the immense diversity of European filmmaking that gave me an enduring love and respect for the art form,” stated Helen Mirr...

First EFA Young Audience Award goes to KAUWBOY

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Children Juries in Six European Cities Elect Dutch Film by Boudewijn Koole In a truly European vote, 10-13-year-old audiences in Amsterdam, Belgrade, Copenhagen, Erfurt, Norrköping and Turin have elected KAUWBOY by Boudewijn Koole as the winner of the first European Film Academy Young Audience Award. Having watched the three nominated films on today’s Young Audience Film Day, the young cinema-lovers had the opportunity to discuss the films before electing their favourite. T...

European Film Academy turns to the Young Audience

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Six European cities to participate in Young Audience Day screenings and vote   To celebrate this year’s 25th European Film Awards, the European Film Academy (EFA) and EFA Productions launch a new award for a film addressed to the young audience: The European Film Academy Young Audience Award. To give the new award special attention, it is presented as a separate event. EFA Chairman Yves Marmion: “It has long been our wish to shed a special light on the younger audience, ...

The Lucky 13th Edition of the LA Scandinavian Film Festival

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by Ron Gilbert Now it in its thirteenth year this Film Festival .offers a Scandinavian Cinema combined with a Smorgasbord treat starting on January 7, 8, 14, 15 at Writers Guild Theater (135 S. Doheny/at Wilshire) in Beverly Hills. I have been very fortunate to be in attendance at this film festival and have chosen this fest instead of Palms Springs and Sundance on my weekends. The five Nordic Oscar submissions plus additional current feature films, shorts, and documentaries...

The nominees for the short film prize Startsladden at the Göteborg International Film Festival

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This year the Startsladden Award was won by Johannes Nyholm with his celebrated and acclaimed short film Las Palmas. From more than 400 submissions eight are now selected to compete for the 2012 Startsladden prize. The winner will be announced at an award gala at the Göteborg International Film Festival. Göteborg International Film Festival is the largest arena for Swedish short film. The number of submissions has increased over the years, more than 400 short films have ...

EFP to introduce ten of Europe´s brightest young actors at 62nd Berlin International Film Festival

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    SHOOTING STARS 2012 selected                     From left to right:: France: Adèle Haenel (House of Tolerance), Germany: Anna Maria Mühe (November Child), Iceland: Hilmar Gudjónsson (Either Way), Ireland: Antonia Campbell-Hughes (The Other Side Of Sleep), Italy: Isabella Ragonese (The First Assignment), Poland: Jakub Gierszał (Suicide Room), Romania: Ana Ul...

Lifetime Achievement Award for Stephen Frears at EFA

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"It's very nice to be complimented by Europe," the British director says Stephen Frears, director of films like DANGEROUS LIAISONS, THE HI-LO COUNTRY and THE QUEEN will receive this year's EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his outstanding and dedicated body of work. I have personnally worked with Stephen (&and enjoyed a lot sharing w...

Ghent Film Festival announces programme 38th edition

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Today, at restaurant Pakhuis in Ghent, the Ghent Film Festival announced the complete programme of its 38th edition, which runs from 11 to 22 October. Once again it includes over a hundred high-quality films and special events on the fringes of cinema. Highlights are the 11th World Soundtrack Awards, the Maestros of Suspense concert and the exhibition about Ingmar Bergman at the Caermersklooster Provincial Cultural Centre. Star guests this year are the Canadian director Norman Jewison, who wil...

15 Short Films Nominated for European Film Awards in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe

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With this year's final nomination having just been announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece), the list of the nominated short films is now complete. The short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Award...

EFA open votes for people's choice awards 2011

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  Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for, the audience. This year’s vote has started – vote now and win the chance to join winners and nominees on the red carpet in Berlin! Winners in...

Biography of filmmaker Milcho Manchevski, in focus at Aruba 2nd AIFF

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Milcho Manchevski a film director and screenwriter from Macedonia.wrote and directed the feature films "Before the Rain" (1994), "Dust'" (2001), "Shadows" (2007) and "Mothers" (2011).   "Before the Rain" (1994) won an Academy-Award nomination and thirty awards, including Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice, Independent Spirit, FIPRESCI, UNESCO, best film of the year in Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, and other awards in Austr...

Berlin Buzz 1

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  EUROPEAN FILM MARKET OPENS WITH HIGH HOPES The European Film Market, the professional parallel event to the Berlin Film Festival, opened yesterday with anticipation of a busy buying session that signal the reemergence of the market after three disasterous years of economic recession. Market registration has increased by 15% from last year and offices are filled to capacity at the Martin Gropius Bau, the Market’s main venue, and the Marriot Hotel. Unofficial offices have also been s...

Berlinale retrospective will honour Ingmar Bergman

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The Retrospective of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival will honour Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, who died in 2007. The cinematic oeuvre of this legendary filmmaker includes more than 60 works. Films such as The Silence (Tystnaden, 1962/63), Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap, 1972/73) and Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander, 1981/82 – which took home four Oscars) brought him international fame. He won nearly all of the world’s most prestigious film awards, inc...

Vote online for the European Film Academy People’s Choice Award

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The People's Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film and win a trip to the European Film Awards Ceremony. Every year, when the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe's greatest film stars, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, designers, nominees and winners, to attend the European Film Awards, the People's Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience. Winners in the past have included films ...

European Film Academy Opens Vote for People’s Choice Award

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The People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film and win a trip to the European Film Awards Ceremony. Every year, when the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, designers, nominees and winners, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience.Winners in the past have included films like...

Dogtooth bites twice at Stockholm Awards

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  Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners at the 20th edition of the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival The jury now presents its selection for the 20th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2009 comes from Greece, and tells a thought-provoking story that takes us into a nightmarish and metaphorical experiment of manipulation and oppression. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2009 goes to...

Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners in Stockholm

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Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners at the 20th edition of the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival The jury now presents its selection for the 20th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2009 comes from Greece, and tells a thought-provoking story that takes us into a nightmarish and metaphorical experiment of manipulation and oppression. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2009 goes to "Dogtooth" by Yorgos Lanthim...

Stockholm International Film Festival Announce 2009 Rising Star Award Recipient

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In a joint effort to high-light and promote new up-and coming acting talent from Sweden the Stockholm International Film Festival and L'Oréal Paris have initiated the L'Oréal Paris Rising Star Award. Actor Anastasios Soulis is the 2009 recipient. The selection jury, consisting of representatives from Teaterförbundet, (Swedish Union for Theatre, Artists and Media) the Swedish Film Institute and the organization for Swedish Film- & TV-producers together with Swedish actors Marie Rich...

The Polish-Swedish Co-Production Dance

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor   The Polish-Swedish Film Meetings introduced a number of exciting new projects from both Polish and Swedish producers. In networking meetings with producers, sales agents and financiers, these projects in development will undoubtedly profit from the atmosphere of cooperation that has been initiated between the Era New Horizons International Film Festival and the Swedish Film Institute. “Callgirl“ is a ...

The New Swedish Invasion of Poland

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor   First, a little history……..In the 17th century, Sweden waged a series of invasions against Poland which included a five year occupation known in Polish as Potop Szwedzki, "the Swedish Deluge”. The Poles successfully drove back the Swedish invaders in 1656 and celebrate with a holiday to commemorate their victory. Well, the Swedish are back, albeit under more friendly circumstances, for the l...

NICE-Festival: The Nordic Art & Culture Festival

NICE-Festival is a combined arts festival celebrating Nordic art and culture based in the North West of England, taking place from 19th November until 3rd December 2009, and subsequently every year within a similar time frame.

Our primary focus is to provide a showcase for contemporary Nordic art and culture through a series of events carried out in conjunction with the main cultural centers in the North West. NICE is setting the scene for long term collaborations, exchanges, cultural and economic development between the North West and the Nordic countries.

The NICE-Festival film programme will include a selection of feature film premieres, animations, documentaries, shorts, and artist film & video, taking place at FACT, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, and other venues across Liverpool City Centre. Films featured will come from across the Nordic countries – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden - to premiere in the North West, many of which will never have been seen in the UK before.

As well as working with our partner venues, NICE will be collaborating on a unique event with Liverpool’s LGBTI film festival, Outsiders, and is proud to be working with the Finnish Film Foundation, AV-Arkki, the Icelandic Film Centre, the Estonian Film Foundation and the Swedish Film Institute. On top of this, NICE-Festival welcomes submissions of short films to be part of the festival's moving image programme: films will be selected to screen as part of a shorts programme at Novas Contemporary Urban Centre and / or before our feature films at FACT.

On top of this, NICE-Festival welcomes submissions of short films to be part of the festival's moving image programme: films will be selected to screen as part of a shorts programme at Novas Contemporary Urban Centre and / or before our feature films at FACT.

NICE-Festival accepts all genres and types of moving image works - narrative and artist video, live action and animation, fiction and documentary. Entries can be shot or created on any format, but must be available to be screened on the formats specified below. Films must be produced within the following countries, or must be co-produced between the UK and the following countries: Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Contact Film Programme Director Melanie.Iredale@nice-festival.com for details.

European Film Market: Crisis? Innovations, Opportunities, and Strategies - the 2009 European Film Market Industry Debates

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The European Film Market (EFM) is presenting the 2009 EFM Industry Debates (February 6 to 8). Celebrated film journalists, representatives, and financial backers from around the world will discuss the possibilities and opportunities emerging as a result of the global financial and economic crisis. In what ways are international markets changing? What kinds of opportunities do new strategies create? How are film projects to be financed in the future despite the general credit cru...
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