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Short Films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011

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Monday January 31, Nicolas Provost's Stardust (Belgium), Nathaniel Dorsky's Pastourelle (USA) and Natasha Mendonca's Jan Villa (USA/India) were awarded the three equal Rotterdam Tiger Awards for Short Films 2011. Alberto De Michele's I Lupi (The Wolves, Italy) took the Rotterdam Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2011. The New Arrivals Award went to Silent Things by Rob Brown (UK).   Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films The seventh Rotterdam Tiger Awa...

La-bas

Director: Jean Counet.
A father's phone call awakens the longing for a distant yet familiar place.

AFMIN

Director: Jean Counet.
"It is said that whenever you catch a glimpse of a nymph, she casts a spell over you, forever holding you in her power." Afmin is a short documentary about the director's travel through Poland in search for his nymph...

Don't stop loving

Director: Jean Counet.
A simple driving lesson in winter reveals the relational status of a young married Russian couple.

Award winners World Cinema Amsterdam announced

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The Jury Award (worth € 7,500) at the inaugural World Cinema Amsterdam festival was awarded to Juntos by Nicolás Pereda (Mexico). Honey (Bal) by Semih Kaplanoğlu from Turkey (also winner of a Golden Bear in 2010) took the World Cinema Amsterdam NTR Broadcast Award, consisting of acquisition and a television broadcast, worth € 10,000. Honey (Bal) will be broadcast by NTR in the 2010/2011 season. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand) was given ...

World Cinema Amsterdam: new film festival dedicated to world cinema

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World Cinema Amsterdam is a new film festival based in Amsterdam, combining the best independently produced films from Latin America, Asia and Africa in a single festival. From 12 to 22 August, more than 60 short and feature-length films will screen in the Rialto cinema and at free outdoor screenings on Marie Heinekenplein square. The festival opens on 12 August with the screening of Un homme qui crie, a moving father & son drama from Chad which this year won the Cannes Jury Prize and was nomina...

TIRZA to open 30th edition of the Netherlands Film Festival

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The 30th Netherlands Film Festival will open with Rudolf van den Berg's eagerly awaited drama TIRZA. The world premiere screening will take place 22 September in Utrecht's Stadsschouwburg. Principal actors Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Sylvia Hoeks, Johanne ter Steege and Keitumetse Matlabo, as well director Van den Berg, will be in attendance.The 30th Netherlands Film Festival will run 22 September - 1 October 2010.TIRZA, an adaptation of Arnon Grunberg's novel of the same name, tells the tale of J...

Winners Go Short 2010

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Go Short-ambassador Isolda Hallensleben was the host of the Award Show and she did it in a funny and vigorous way. A video showed a nice overview of the past days of the festival. The members of the jury were presented and then it was time to start handing over the Awards. An international festival, with English as official language, with some switches to Dutch. For instance, when Joost van Ginkel received his Award for Best Dutch Short Film. After his word of thanks, the screen showed a...

Winners of the Go Short awards announced

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On Saturday night 20 March, the winners of the Go Short awards were announced during an exciting presentation. In arthouse LUX in Nijmegen awards were handed out to seven filmmakers. The jury's were very pleased with the high quality of the selected short films. Winner of the NPS/ Go Short Award for Best European Short Film: Fiction Seeds Of The Fall (Patrik Eklund, Sweden, 2009) "A surprisingly deadpan well structured comedy that deals with human shortcomings." ...

Jury's award short films in International Film Festival Rotterdam

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  During the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony for Short Films on Monday, February 1, 2010 in festival location Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the winning short films of the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three Tiger Awards for Short Film were granted to Wei Wen (Condolences) by Ying Liang (China), Atlantiques by Mati Diop (France/Senegal) and Wednesday Morning Two A.M. by Lewis Klahr (USA). The Rotterdam Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2010 was given...

Over 200 short films line up for Rotterdam

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam: 27 January - 7 February 2010 Competition and Jury To raise the profile of short films as a highly influential form of art but also a the realm in which cinema has been both democratized and popularized by the online and digital developments, the International Film Festival Rotterdam founded its Competition for short films in 2005. This edition, thirty-one films of up to sixty minutes in length will be presented to the international jury consisti...

Asian and European Films Top IDFA Awards

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Asian and European films dominated the top awards at IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival, which held its awards gala yesterday afternoon at the historic art nouveau movie palace, the Tuschinski. The audience, made up of filmmakers, professionals and doc film buffs, loudly applauded the winners and the overall excellence of this year's program. The VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary (with a cash prize of €12,500) went to Lixin Fan for Last Train Home, about the he...

Asian and European Films Top IDFA Awards

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  Asian and European films dominated the top awards at IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival, which held its awards gala yesterday afternoon at the historic art nouveau movie palace, the Tuschinski. The audience, made up of filmmakers, professionals and doc film buffs, loudly applauded the winners and the overall excellence of this year's program. The VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary (with a cash prize of €12,500) went to Lixin Fan for Last Train Ho...

IDFA Juries Announce Their Nominees

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At a typically informal gathering at the Festival's resident club on Wednesday evening, the jurors in various categories in the IDFA Awards competitions announced the three-film nominees before a packed house of anxious filmmakers and guests. The Awards themselves will be annnounced on Friday afternoon at the official awards ceremony held at the art nouveau palace, the Tuschinksi. Film screenings of the winners and other titles continues through Sunday. IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Docume...

IDFA Juries Announce Their Nominees

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  At a typically informal gathering at the Festival's resident club on Wednesday evening, the jurors in various categories in the IDFA Awards competitions announced the three-film nominees before a packed house of anxious filmmakers and guests. The Awards themselves will be annnounced on Friday afternoon at the official awards ceremony held at the art nouveau palace, the Tuschinksi. Film screenings of the winners and other titles continues through Sunday. IDFA Competition for Fe...

Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund selects 27 projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-seven film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2009 selection, the Fund gives 385 thousand Euro to projects from nineteen countries. The selection includes new films by acclaimed filmmakers such as Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Edwin and many first time filmmakers. (See full list below)   Six of the eight projects select...

Iwana Chronis to lead Hubert Bals Fund

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  The International Film Festival Rotterdam has appointed Iwana Chronis to lead the festival's Hubert Bals Fund. Chronis will take the position of Fund Manager from June 1, 2009. She takes over from Bianca Taal, who led the fund from 2007 until March 2009, when she left the IFFR to work for the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam.   Iwana Chronis (1977) has extensive working experience in combining culture and international development. She studied Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the Uni...

The winners of the various Go Short awards

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On Saturday night, March 21, the winners of the various Go Short awards were announced during a lively presentation. In theatre De Lindenberg in Nijmegen awards were handed out to seven filmmakers. The jury was very pleased with the high quality of the selected short films. After the Award Show, there were performances by DJ Slowpoke, Norman Kapoyos and the Swinging Mood Orchestra and Go Short Stories of Literary Production company Wintertuin. Winner of the NPS/ Go Short Award for Best European...

Tiger Award and New Arrivals short films in Rotterdam

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During the IFFR 2009 Awards Ceremony for Short Films on Monday, January 26, 2009 in Theatre Lantaren / Venster in Rotterdam, the winning short films of the 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three Tiger Awards for Short Film were granted to A NECESSARY MUSIC by Beatrice Gibson (UK), DESPAIR (OTCHAJANIE) by Galina Myznikova & Sergey Provorov (Russia) and BERNADETTE by Duncan Campbell (UK). On Sunday January 25, the NPS New Arrivals Award was given to the online short f...

Rotterdam Fest line up

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For its 38th edition, the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009 will present 43 world premieres as well as 35 international and 34 European premieres of feature length films. A strong year for Eastern European film is led by ROOM AND A HALF, a fictional biopic about poet Joseph Brodsky by Andrey Khrzhanovsky; MORPHIA, Alexei Balabanov’s latest film, based on a M. Bulgakov adaptation by the late Sergei Bodrov Jr. and acclaimed Armenian director Harutyun Khachatryan’s BORDER. Throughout t...

Nominations Announced At IDFA Documentary Festival

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Burma VJ (Denmark/Sweden/England/Norway   Friday, November 28-------As IDFA enters its final weekend, the front runners in the various competition categories have been announced. At the nightly IDFA Talks, an assembly of filmmakers, producers, programmers and IDFA staff anxiously awaited the announcements of the final nominees in the main Festival competitions. The list is included below, with information on the award winners coming soon on this blog. ...

European Film Awards - The Selection has 44 titles

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 EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2008in alphabetical order (please note that articles (a, the/le, la/el, il, etc) are ignored)3 DIAS (Before the Fall), Spaindirected by Francisco Javier Gutierrezwritten by Juan Velarde & F. Javier Gutierrezproduced by Maestranza Films, Green Moon Prod., PentagramaSynopsis: What would you do if the world was going to end in 72 hours? What would your neighbours, your family, the whole world do? The Secretary General of the Council of Nations has announced that a giganti...

Hot from Europe nominees for EFA

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The selection list for the European Film Awards 2008 has been announced and includes 44 titles. Once again, with 27 countries represented this year, the selection vividly illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.In the 20 countries with the most EFA members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list (marked with a *). To complete the list, a Selection Committee consisting of EFA Board Members and invited experts Gunnar Bergdahl (Sweden), Stefan Kitanov...

Hubert Bals Fund Award goes to WASHINGTON at Yerevan’s DAB Forum

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The Hubert Bals Fund Award has been given to WASHINGTON by Andro Sakvarelidze & Giga Chkheidze (Georgia) as Best Project out of twelve presented at the 2nd DAB Co-Production Forum (July 15-17). The Forum is part of the Yerevan International Film Festival (July 13-20) in Armenia. The Hubert Bals Fund Award, aimed to support the filmmakers in developing their project, comes with a prize money of Euro 5,000. The DAB Regional Co-Production Forum is organized by the Golden Apricot Fund for Cinema Dev...

Hubert Bals Fund announces winning film projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund of the Rotterdam film festival announces financial contributions to 27 film projects for a total amount of 385,000 Euro. One of the winners, TONY MANERO by Pablo Larraín, is selected for the Directors’ Fortnight 2008. It brings the total of Rotterdam-backed titles in Cannes to sixteen. This Spring, Hubert Bals Fund contributions will go to filmmakers in seventeen countries. Among them are maestro Lav Diaz (Philippines), upcoming talent Edwin (Indonesia), about to make his...

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