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NEWSLETTER N° 336: October 24, 2007

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NEWSLETTER N° 334: October 10, 2007

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REVANCHE has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film

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February 15: Austrian director Götz Spielmann’s REVANCHE has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section, it was announced today by the jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening. This marks the fourth year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded at Berlin, and complements the Labels awarded at the Giornate degli Autori section in Venice, the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and Karlov...

Revanche wins Berlin Europa Cinemas Label

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Austrian director Götz Spielmann’s REVANCHE has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section, it was announced today by the jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening.This marks the fourth year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded at Berlin, and complements the Labels awarded at the Giornate degli Autori section in Venice, the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and Karlovy Vary.REVANCHE wil...

Europa Cinema Label 4th Berlinale

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Further supporting its ongoing campaign to promote European films, Europa Cinemas will return once again to this year’s Berlinale/Berlin Film Festival, awarding its Label prize to the best European film in the Panorama section (February 7 to 17).This marks the fourth year that the Europa Cinemas Label will be awarded at Berlin, and complements the Labels awarded at the Giornate degli Autori section in Venice, the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and Karlovy Vary.A jury of four Europa Cine...

BAFTA Film Awards Nominees in 2008

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The full list of nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2008.  FILMAMERICAN GANGSTER – Brian Grazer/Ridley ScottATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul WebsterTHE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max WiedemannNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan CoenTHERE WILL BE BLOOD – JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel LupiBEST BRITISH FILMATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster/Joe Wright/Christopher HamptonTHE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Frank Marshal...

BAFTA Film Awards Nominees in 2008

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The full list of nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2008. FILMAMERICAN GANGSTER – Brian Grazer/Ridley ScottATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul WebsterTHE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max WiedemannNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan CoenTHERE WILL BE BLOOD – JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel LupiBEST BRITISH FILMATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster/Joe Wright/Christopher HamptonTHE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Frank Marshall/Patr...

Taking a control- A New Author Film Festival

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Unlike 90s when Belgrade’s Author Film Festival started career, today New Author Film Festival 2007 depicts one of a popular cultural events in the city of Belgrade. Only Belgrade in Serbia today has about 7 film festival events occurring during entire year and every each of them has to fight for his audience. Even so, if this festival (exists 13 years) is not the brand new anymore, and regarding the heavy competition and size of the budget, it recorded a massive sale, a 20 000 tickets sold. T...

Belgrade Auteur Fim Fest awards Californian Dreamin'

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Cristian Nemescu's Romanian traqi-comedy CALIFORNIAN DREAMIN' took the Alexsander Sasa Petrovic award for best film at the 13th Auteur Film Festival in Belgrade (Nov 27 - Dec 4). Ozer Kizilitan's courageous tale of religious Zealotry in modern day Turkey TAKVA won the Freedom of Artistic Expression Award and Anton Corbijn's Joy Division biopic CONTROL recieved the Special Prize of the Jury.The jury of the festival, US critic Ron Holloway, British director Julian Richards and Serbian director Srd...

British Independent Film Awards

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The winners for the tenth annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced today, Wednesday 28 November at the Roundhouse in London. Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, BIFA company co-directors and the event's producers say: “A decade ago, the need for an awards ceremony that celebrated British independent film talent was identified. We are now ten years on and BIFA has grown to celebrate the increasingly diverse range of talent out there. This year’s winners are no except...

Winners at the Stockholm International Film Festival

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The jury now presents its selection for the 18th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2007 comes from Romania, and tells a gripping story of illegal abortion and societal control. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2007 goes to 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Cristian Mungiu. Mungiu’s gripping account of his native Romania and its totalitarian past takes the form of a story about a young woman helping her friend to undergo an illegal ...

Goden Pram of the Zagreb Film Fest

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Zagreb Film Festival this year celebrates 5th anniversary, a small but meaningful anniversary of an influential film festival that overviews, beside internally acclaimed films, films coming from other ex Yugoslavian countries as well. Films, that usually in nowadays Croatia wouldn’t have place to be seen. In the spirit of this year’s presidential elections in Croatia, this film festival shows completely different reality from the reality usually presented in media today. It is one possible i...

Zagreb Fest day 4: debutant and winners unite

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On the fourth day of the Festival new authors whose films are on today’s program introduced themselves to the press. Shira Geffen, director of 'Jellyfish', came to Zagreb without her husband Etgar Keret, film co-director and author of a short story turned into a film by Goran Dukić, 'Wristcutters: A Love Story' Shira, who also wrote the screenplay for 'Jellyfish' began by saying: 'So far I've worked in theatre, this is my first excursion into the world of film. Theater direction is simple...

Interview with Anton Corbijn - Control

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The 70s UK band, Joy Division, was responsible for two life changing moments, photographer and Control director Anton Corbijn tells Jimmy Thomson when talking about his biopic of Joy Division’s ill-fated lead singer Ian Curtis.Photographer and rock music video director Anton Corbijn can credit British post-punk band Joy Division with two life-changing moments. The first was his decision to leave his native Holland to live and work in the UK, the second was as the subject of his first and highl...

Anton Corbijn will visit Stockholm November 22-25.

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Photographer and director Anton Corbijn will visit the Stockholm International Film Festival to screen his feature debut Control. Control, a biopic of Joy Division front figure Ian Curtis, is in competition and has the chance to win the prestigious Bronze Horse. Anton Corbijn began his career as a photographer in London in the late 70’s, where he photographed bands like Joy Division and Public Image Ltd. He’s worked with bands like U2, Metallica, The Rolling Stones and R.E.M, but is probably...

The Hollywood Film Festival announces the line up

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The Hollywood Film Festival(r) and Hollywood Awards(r), has unveiled the line-up of the finalists for this year's festival, as well as the Hollywood Awards(r) nominees and honorees. The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the festival. HFF also announced the nominees for the Hollywood World Awards(r) and the Hollywood Movie of the Year Awards(r).The 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival(r) will take place October 17 to 21 at ArcLight Cinemas. This year...

Harvey Weinstein kicks off Film Financing Circle with keynote conversation

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 The Film Financing Circle (FFC) is an integral program in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi.  The FFC takes place from October 15 - 17, 2007 at the Emirates Palace, and presents a multifaceted approach to elevating the international entertainment community's awareness of Abu Dhabi's emergence onto the film scene. The FFC encompasses several extraordinary events guaranteed to optimize networking connections between international financiers and film executives f...

Awards and Award-winners at 15th Filmfest Hamburg

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Four awards were presented tonight within the framework of the closing event of Filmfest Hamburg in the cinema CinemaxX Dammtor:The Hamburg Film Critics Award, presented this year for the fourth time by ‘DerSpiegel’, ‘Stern’, ‘Hamburger Abendblatt’ and ‘NDR 90,3’, went to the English film ‘Control’ (director: Anton Corbijn, German distributor: capelight pictures).Endowed with 30,000 euros by the Department of Economy and Finance, the TVProduzentenpreis (TV Producers Award) we...

Four Debut Films Nominated For European Discovery 2007

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The nominations were determined by a committee comprised of FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics) members Jacob Neiiendam (Denmark), Marco Lombardi (Italy) and Dana Linssen (the Netherlands), and EFA Board members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Stefan Laudyn (Poland). From a total of 63 submitted films, they have selected four nominations: BIKUR HA-TIZMORET (The Band’s Visit) by Eran Kolirin, IsraelCONTROL by Anton Corbijn, UKGEGENÜBER (Counterparts) by Jan Bonny, GermanyT...

Biz Buzz: More Deals Announced

 Thursday, September 13---------As the Toronto International Film Festival moves into its final weekend, more distribution deals were announced. While the film trades have dubbed this session a little underwhelming in terms of acquisitions, expect news to trickle out in the coming weeks. As one film buyer I talked to said: "With the marketplace so difficult for international films and documentaries doing less than last year, it is difficult to fall under the pressure to pick up something a...

Tricks wins Europa Cinemas Label in Venice

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7 September 2007: Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski’s TRICKS (Sztuczki) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days section, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded tomorrow.This marks the fourth year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded at Venice, and complements the Labels awarded at the Panorama section in Berlin, the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and Karlovy Vary.TRI...

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...

We Are Together and Billy the Kid top prizes at Edinburgh

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The Awards for the 61st EIFF have been presented, with Control, We Are Together and Billy the Kid scooping the top prizes.It's been another special year at the EIFF and the prizes for the 61st edition of the Film Festival were today presented at an exclusive ceremony at the capital's Caledonian Hilton.Anton Corbijn's fantastic Control was a double winner - the director picking up the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film and lead actor Sam Riley winning the PPG Award...

Europa Cinema label travels to Venice

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Further supporting its ongoing campaign to promote European films, Europa Cinemas will return once again to this year's Venice Film Festival, awarding its Label prize to the best European film in the Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days section (August 30 to September 8).This marks the fourth year that the Europa Cinemas Label will be awarded at Venice, and complements the Labels awarded at the Panorama section in Berlin, The Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and Karlovy Vary.A jury of four Eur...
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