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53rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / 2 - 11 NOVEMBER 2012

                              -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: Opening Ceremony (11/3/2012) OPENING CEREMONY The curtain rose on the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Friday, November 2, 2012 with a simple ceremony. The opening ceremony took place at the packed Olympion Theater, with the jazz and swing rhythms of the band Milky Lady & the Cookies and the lindy hop Jitter...

Kaunas International Film Festival presents the school project “Learning from Films”

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This year the repertoire of the Kaunas International Film Festival included several films as the part of the new education project “Learning from Films”. During the festival viewers had the possibility the famous film “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi from Iran and Swedish directors‘ Babak Najafi piece about adolescence, isolation and poverty “Sebbe”. As well groups of pupils were offered special sessions of thematically relevant films such as “Hands Up”, “Against All Odds”,...

ÉCU's Partner - Cyprus Films Days opened for submissions

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The Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre announces that Calls for Entries for the 10thCYPRUS FILM DAYS -International Film Festival 2012, are now open. The festival, which is being held for the 10th time this year, will host an international competition section titled “Glocal Images” in which film-makers from around the globe and Cyprus are invited to submit their films.The films participating in the competition section will be selected by the festival’s artistic committee:...

Kadi jets off to Cyprus...

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Only just back from Georgia, our Festival Manager Kadi Lokk is jetting off again! This time she is off to Cyrus to check out the International Short Film Festival there. The festival The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus aims to increase and accentuate the prominence of the short film genre. The Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus is funding a substantial number of short films every year and is constantly encouraging and helping young and established filmmakers to produce fil...

THE TURIN HORSE is the official Hungarian entry for the upcoming Academy Awards

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At the meeting of the Hungarian Selection Committee for Academy Awards Entry held on the 31st August, it was announced that Hungary will enter THE TURIN HORSE by BÉLA TARR for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. Press Release of Magyar Filmunió, Budapest, 1st September 2011 The members of the Committee were representatives of the following Hungarian professional organizations: Association of Hungarian Film Artists - Gábor Gelencsér, Hungarian Directors...

Cyprus Film Days IFF

 

‘Cyprus Film Days' is the most celebrated annual international Film Festival that takes place in Cyprus. It is organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the RIALTO theatre. The 9th edition of the festival will take place from the 8th until the 17th of April in Limassol at the RIALTO Theatre and in Nicosia at the Pantheon Art Cinema. Continuing the tradition of previous years, the festival will host some of the best and most important films of the year that have been critically acclaimed internationally.

The showcasing of Cinematic excellence is at the heart of Cyprus Film Days since its first edition in 2003. Therefore, the artistic committee is looking for independent works that frame the diversity of local cultures and present innovative approaches to subject matters that can be addressed to an international audience.

An international Jury made up of leading figures of the international film industry and whose names will be announced at a later date will award the following prizes:

  • - Best Film Award accompanied by the amount of 7,000 Euros
  • - 2nd Best Film Award accompanied by the amount of 3.000 Euros.

An exciting year lies ahead for the festival with the addition of the International Competition Section for feature-length films with the aim of discovering new talents and new stories from all over the world.

Interested parties are called upon to submit an entry form by 15 February 2011.

Cyprus Film Days IFF

The International Film Festival “Cyprus Film Days” is the official international film festival of Cyprus. It is co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus and the Rialto Theatre.

The selection of films and programming of screenings and parallel events programme is undertaken by a three-member Artistic Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre.
The International Film Festival “Cyprus Film Days” is the official international film festival of Cyprus. It is co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus and the Rialto Theatre.

The selection of films and programming of screenings and parallel events programme is undertaken by a three-member Artistic Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre.

The Festival’s main objectives are to: contribute to the development, promotion and mobility of the art of film making in Cyprus and the wider area; screen the work of filmmakers from across the world and to introduce their work to the Cyprus public;
to serve as a hub for films from the three neighbouring continents of Cyprus.

For 2011, the festival includes the sections below:

Glocal Images – International Competition Section: Nine (9) feature-length films participate in this section. Films originating from the neighbouring continents of Cyprus and other parts of the world are chosen by the artistic committee, with an emphasis on films, which promote cinema as an art form and a tool for intercultural dialogue. Moreover, Glocal Images seeks to attract films highlighting the diverse “colours” of local filmmaking in their country of origin and drawing on themes and styles of contemporary international filmmaking. Each film in this section is screened once in Limassol and once in Nicosia.

Viewfinder – A Close-up of Contemporary International Cinema: Nine (9) feature-length films will be selected to participate in this section. This section hosts films which have been distinguished at major international film festivals during the festival year and are selected by the Artistic Committee.

The Festival also includes special screenings, thematic sections and tributes to the work of distinguished filmmakers from across the world

Parallel events with workshops and master classes.

The Festival is annual and takes place in Limassol (RIALTO Theatre) and Nicosia (PANTHEON Art Cinema) simultaneously.

The tenth edition of the festival will be held between 20 and 29 April 2012.

DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies: Helsinki, 17 - 21 February 2010

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DigiTraining Plus will take place in Helsinki, 17 - 21 February 2010   thanks to the success obtained in previous years, in 2010 the training course DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies" enters its seventh year: from 17 to 21 February 2010 we shall be in Helsinki, with an even richer and more stimulating programme of lectures and workshops. This initiative, the only one within the MEDIA Programme to concentrate on the new technologies from the...

Karlovy Vary Marks 20 Years of Freedom

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Where were you when the Berlin Wall cracked? Two decades after Communism fell on its scythe in Eastern Europe, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is remembering in grand style. For its 44th edition (July 3-11), this Czech shindig looks back on "20 Years of Freedom" in a salute to the Velvet Revolution and other Warsaw Pact overthrows. Viewers of the world unite!  It's only fitting that Karlovy Var y would throw a Bloc party. One of the festival's hallmarks is its...

Karlovy Vary Marks 20 Years of Freedom

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Where were you when the Berlin Wall cracked? Two decades after Communism fell on its scythe in Eastern Europe, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is remembering in grand style. For its 44th edition (July 3-11), this Czech shindig looks back on “20 Years of Freedom” in a salute to the Velvet Revolution and other Warsaw Pact overthrows. Viewers of the world unite! It’s only fitting that Karlovy Vary would throw a Bloc party. One of the festival’s hallmarks is its “East of the W...

Verhoeven and Rodrigez lined up at the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory

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The Rutger Hauer Filmfactory in Rotterdam (18-28 June) announces the line-up of internationally acclaimed coaches and guest lecturers for its upcoming third edition. Top directors PAUL VERHOEVEN and ROBERT RODRIGUEZ will be teaching virtual master classes via Skype. The internationally acclaimed Polish writer/director/artist LECH MAJEWSKI (BASQUIAT, THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS) and the Peruvian director CLAUDIA LLOSA (Golden Bear for LA TETA ASUSTADA) have signed on to coach aspiring director...

Lemesos International Documentary Festival

The "Lemesos International Documentary Festival" is the main platform for projecting creative, contemporary documentaries in Cyprus.  

With films selected from the most recent international production, covering a wide range of the contemporary international documentary genre, the "Lemesos International Documentary Festival" aspires to be a celebration of the art of creative documentary film.

The LIDF is supported and sponsored, among others, by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus.

Hungarians in Hollywood – A Claim to Fame

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Los Angeles – The 8th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, running 15-23 October 2008, has officially opened its doors tonight at Wilshire Boulevard’s Fine Arts Theater. Presented by Bunyik Entertainment, this one-week showcase of Hungarian films is the newest shining star on the skies of the 2008 Hollywood film scene. As Sir Alexander Korda once said, “It is not enough to be Hungarian; you must have talent as well”. Well, concerning the film industry, Hungarians sure have some talent...

Jeanne Moreau kicked off the Tour de France of european cinema

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Jeanne Moreau today blew the starting whistle for the Tour de France of European filmmakers in Cannes, of which she is president. The event was attended by Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, Ambassador for culture under the French presidency of the European Union, Viviane Reding, European Commissioner responsible for Information Society and Media, Denis Simonneau, representing Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Minister of State responsible for European affairs, and Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, Director of Culturesfranc...

Dutch Cinema 2007 Golden Calves nominations

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Tonight during the Talkshow of the 27th Netherlands Film Festival, the nominations were announced for the 2007 Golden Calves, the prestigious award for Dutch Cinema. The Jury of the Golden Calves competition selected the nominees after watching 76 film productions in competition. The jury members are André van Duren, Pieter Fleury, Ronald Giphart, Brigit Hillenius, Jannie Langbroek, Reinier Selen, Paula van der Oest (chair woman).Also in this evening’s Talkshow, the nominations were announced...

European support for the development of D Cinema in Europe

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Europe’s film agencies, the lead organisations for film in Europe, have released a joint statement this week offering their support to the European Commission in looking at ways of stimulating the uptake of digital cinema in Europe.In their common declaration on digital cinema, the chain of national film agencies across Europe which includes the UK Film Council state:“The directors of Europe’s national film agencies (the EFADs) consider that digital cinema represents a major challenge for ...

AKAB short movie festival

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Kass Thomas, director of AKAB SHORT MOVIE FESTIVAL, is pleased to announce the start of the 3° edition of this international festival of short films The festival, which includes an international competition, will host over 70 films on the theme “ Vices & Virtues: ”.The films, from 12 different countries, are in original language with subtitles in Italian or English, and many have never been screened in Italy before.AKAB SHORT MOVIE FESTIVAL Over 300 international shorts resp...
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