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Films from SIFF's selection awarded at Golden Rhyton

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Two awards - for Best Documentary and the Award of the Bulgarian National Cinematheque received The Boy Who Was A King at the 19th Festival of the Bulgarian Documentary and Animation Film "Golden Rhyton". Andrey Paounov's film was first screened during the 16th Sofia International Film Festival in March 2012.  "Golden Rhyton"'s Jury - Kostadin Bonev, a president and members Nikolay Mihaylov, Andrey Tzvetkov, Lyudmila Dyakova and Penka Kalinkova, awarded more...

"Three Sisters and Andrey" paved the way for my career

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Sebastian Leutner creates animated worlds, which combine reality and fiction. 34 y.o. VFX producer from German Pixomondo received an Oscar for his work on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo in 2012. In 2008 Sebastian Leutner co-produced Boris Despodov and Andrey Paounov’s German-Bulgarian co-production Three Sisters and Andrey. The animation won many awards, including Jameson Award for Best Bulgarian Short at Sofia International Film Festival in 2009. Leutner is also among the co-producers o...

Mira Staleva: “Jamie King will present the platform for online distribution VODO”

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How did “Sofia Meetings” exact­ly help in the production of movies of young Bulgarian filmmakers and in finding partners? It helped in establishing contacts with extremely helpful and experienced people, with sharing of the experiences of these people by raising the level of writing the screenplays, screenwriting development, the basics of the regula­tion mechanisms for doing co-produc­tions. It turned into a know-how on how to do the things and how they happen. Which a...

More Sofia Meetings projects with international recognition

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Adrian Sitaru's film Best Intentions won the Best Director and Best Actor awards (Bogdan Dumitrace) at Locarno International Film Festival's 46th edition. The Romanian-Hungarian co-production was presented as project at Sofia Meetings in 2010. Director Andrey Paounov's The Boy Who Was a King was selected for “Reel to Reel”, Toronto International Film Festival's documentary section. Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha dedicated film was also a participant in 2010 Sofia Meetings' Works in Progress...

Documenta closing Ceremony of past edition

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The 2008 Edition  CLOSING CEREMONY 08 A special view of the principal entrance from the top of the pub where the closing ceremony of Documenta Madrid 2008 Festival took place. The Jury of Documenta Madrid 2008 presents the following awards: ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SECTION. FULL-LENGTH FILMS First Prize of the Jury The mosquito problem and other stories, Andrey Paounov (Bulgary / 100´). To be awarded 10000 € and a trophy. Second Prize of the Jury Fairytale of Katmand...

All the winner works (short and full-length films) in the last edition of Documenta Madrid (2008).

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The Jury of Documenta Madrid 2008 presented the following awards: ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SECTION. FULL-LENGTH FILMS First Prize of the Jury The mosquito problem and other stories, Andrey Paounov (Bulgary / 100´). To be awarded 10000 € and a trophy. Second Prize of the Jury Fairytale of Katmandú, Neasa Ní Chianáin (Ireland, The United Kingdom / 60´). To be awarded 5000 € and a trophy. Honorable Mention of the Jury Caja cerrada, Martín Solá (Spain / 72´). To be awarded a ...

Punto de Vista official selection

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THE OFFICIAL SECTION INCLUDES 25 FILMS14 feature films and 11 short films will participate in the Official Section. The Festival will be held in Pamplona from the 15th to the 23rd of February 2008.FILMS IN COMPETITIONFEATURE FILMSMy Life After Death. Morgan Dews. Spain. 72'Tovarisch I Am Not Dead. Stuart Urban. UK. 85'Scènes de chasse au sanglier / Scenes from a wild boar hunt. Claudio Pazienza. France, Belgium. 46'Shmone Esrim Ushmone / Eight Twenty Eight. Lavi Ben Gal. Israel. 60'Alguna trist...

London Festival Finishes with a Flourish

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Tonight, The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival rounded off a record-breaking year with THE DARJEELING LIMITED. This year’s 51st Festival hosted 185 feature films and 133 short films from 43 countries, 412 screenings and 515 visiting international filmmakers, over 1000 industry professionals including a record 191 buyers and sellers, and the highest ever audience attendance. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Wes Anderson was joined by Jason ...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

The Toronto Torrent

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The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North America" as the frenzy, fun and fero...

Sales Support for 39 European films at Toronto

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39 European films benefit from Film Sales Support at the Toronto International Film Festival, 6-15 September 200726 different European sales agents and production companies are receiving EFP’s established Film Sales Support (FSS) for the promotion of 39 films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. For the third year in succession, FSS, which is backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, is helping to increase the visibility of European films outside of Europe by encour...

Motovun Film Festival Awards

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Motovun Film Festival, founded in 1999, is located in Motovun, a small but beautiful town in Istria - the region of Croatia. This is a mediaeval, colorful little town settled on its specific position and ambience. The setting for the Festival, by it’s character informal and layback atmosphere, contents additional programs and workshops based on the streets and squares of a beautiful fortified medieval town that basically dominates the green valley of the river Mirna. Motovun Film Festival is a...

Cracow awards announced

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45TH CRACOW FILM FESTIVALTHE VERDICT OF THE NATIONAL COMPETITION JURYThe National Competition Jury of the 45th Cracow Film Festival: Witold Stok – chairman, Hanna Polak, Krzysztof Talczewski, Piotr Szczepański, Leszek Gałysz, having watched all the competition films decided to award the following prizes :The Grand Prix – The Golden Hobby-Horse to “Hercules” directed by Lidia DudaThe Silver Hobby-Horse to „Olter” by Krystian MatysekThe Bronze Hobby-Horse to „Old Books Stor...

Krakow Short & Docu Festival

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45th KRAKOW SHORT & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL "L'embarras de choix" The 'Krakow Internationl Festival of Short and Documentary Films', which is now its 45th incarnation Making it one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals of this kind in the world, has shortened its official monicker to a more simple "KRAKOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL" and has expanded its offerings to a mind-boggling 440 films -- all screened within six days as singleton showings in four different locations. With this ...

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