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Tokyo awards Grand Prix to french director Michel Hazanavicius

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Michel Hazanavicius's “OSS 117, Cairo Nest of Spies”took Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix at 19th Tokyo film festival.Michel Hazanavicius began his career in 1988 with the French TV station CANAL+ where he was involved with the writing and production of many TV dramas including 'Les Nuls,' the vey popular cult- comedy series. From 1999 through 2005, he also directed over forty CMs. In 1999, he directed his first feature-length film "Mes Amis." "OSS117, Cairo Nest of Spies" is his second film.Presiden...

New York Film Festival Salutes Artfilm Pioneer Janus Films

The New York Film Festival has announced that its Retrospective program this year is devoted to a celebration of 50 Years of Janus Films, the pioneering arthouse distribution company, who singlehandedly brought the films of such film titans as Bergman, Kurosawa, Truffaut and Fellini to the attention of American film audiences. The program, which opens on September 30th with the screening of a new 35mm film print of the Jean Renoir humanist classic THE RULES OF THE GAME, will showcase over 30 c...

Hou Hsiao-Hsien handed Kurosawa award from Tokyo Fest

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Following Director Spielberg & Director Yoji Yamada, the 2nd Akira Kurosawa Award went to Hou Hsiao-Hsien, one of the Taiwan's New Wave.Director Hou Hsiao-HsienBorn in Guangdong Province, China, on April 8, 1947. After graduating from the Film and Performing Arts Department of National Taiwan Arts Academy, he entered the world of cinema by involving as several roles including a scripter, then became an associate director. In 1980 he directed his debut film "Cute Girl." He was named "Taiwan's New...

Sao Paulo festival homages to Rossellini, Abril and de Oliveira

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29th SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALFestival runs October 22nd to November 4th. For the 29th year the BR Film Festival – São Paulo International Film Festival brings to the Brazilian public a selection of the best films of the world's cinema. Nearly 350 films will be shown from more than 50 different countries. Homage to cinema's great names such as Manoel de Oliveira, Roberto Rossellini and Victor Sjöström and retrospectives and special exhibitions are also part of the program. In ad...

Berlinale Talent Campus creative well

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Berlinale Talent Campus - Hosts Emi Wada, Dante Ferretti and Walter Salles Creative synergy – with 530 film talents from 90 countries and a total of 80 international experts the 2005 Berlinale Talent Campus is turning into the school for those wanting to make it in the film business. It takes place from 12 – 17 February 2005 in the Berlin House of World Cultures. This year more countries have joined: For the first times talents from Swaziland, El Salvador, Bangladesh, Jordan, Ethiopia, Tog...

Berlinale Camera Awards Day Lewis, Shochiku and Helene Schwarz

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Berlinale Camera Awards 2005The Berlinale Camera is awarded to film personalities or institutions to which the Berlin International Film Festival feels particularly indebted and wants to express its gratitude and appreciation. The Berlinale Camera was first awarded in 1986. Since 2004, the award has been donated by jeweller Georg Hornemann from Düsseldorf. This year, the 55th Berlin International Film Festival will honour Shochiku Studios, Japan’s most renowned studio, Helene Schwarz, an outs...

Dante feretti, W Salles and Emi Wada at Berlinale Talent Campus

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Berlinale Talent Campus - Hosts Emi Wada, Dante Ferretti and Walter Salles Leading International Filmmakers announced as Hosts In their function as hosts Emi Wada, Dante Ferretti and Walter Salles will look after the up-and-coming filmmakers at the next Berlinale Talent Campus:Designing the costumes for Akira Kurosawa˜s Ran was the beginning of Japanese Emi Wada˜s international career. Since then she has worked on numerous films, amongst others, by Peter Greenaway (Prospero's Books, The Pillow...

Past Golden Lions list

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Golden Lions and major awards of the Venice Film Festival 1932: No official awards. Prizes awarded by the public.1934: Teresa Confalonieri by Guido Brignone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Man of Aran (UK) by Robert Flaherty (Best foreign film).1935: Casta Diva by Carmine Gallone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Anna Karenina (USA) by Clarence Brown (Best foreign film).1936: Squadrone bianco by Augusto Genina (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Der Kaiser von Kalifornien ...

Nikita Mikalkov presides over Moscow fest

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The Moscow International Film Festival is held since 1959 and has since become one of the most representative and prestigious film events in the world. In 1972 the MIFF was registered by the International Association of Film Producers (FIAPF) as a "class A festival" alongside forums in Berlin, the Cannes, San-Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and Venice. The constitutor of the Moscow International Film Festival is the Government of Russia. Among the winners of the Moscow Film Festival in different years w...

Marcie Bloom to be honored at next hamptons fest

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THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND indieWIRE SET TO TOAST MARCIE BLOOMThe Hamptons International Film Festival is presenting its 12th anniversary season this October 20th – 24th, 2004. The Hamptons Festival is a celebration of film – its art, its excitement, its people. This year, the Festival partners with indieWIRE to inaugurate a new event where we celebrate a person or persons who best exemplifies the spirit of the independent film world and whose energy, vision, and acumen ...

Milos Forman honored at SFIFF this April

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MILOS FORMAN TO BE RECIPIENT OF FILM SOCIETY DIRECTING AWARD AT 47th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDirector, Producer, Writer in San Francisco April 22Milos Forman will receive the Film Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing at the 47th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 15–29). The Award will be presented to Forman by Danny DeVito on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Film Society Awards Night at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. The San Francisco Film Society wi...

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