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16th Festival of German Films in Paris opens with WESTWIND and numerous guests

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  The Festival of German Films will be held in Paris for the 16th time from 23 to 29 November 2011. A total of 12 new feature films, six shorts and the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2011 program of short films will be presented at the Cinéma L'Arlequin. The festival will open with WESTWIND by Robert Thalheim who has already made a name for himself in France thanks to AND ALONG COME TOURISTS (AM ENDE KOMMEN TOURISTEN). Director Thalheim and actress Friederike Becht will be present at the...

The line-up for the 64th Festival del film Locarno Juries has been finalized.

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Heading the Concorso internazionale Jury will be Portuguese producer Paulo Branco (Francisca by Manoel de Oliveira, 1981; In the White City by Alain Tanner, 1983; Come and Go by João César Monteiro, 2003; Mysteries of Lisbon by Raoul Ruiz, 2010), who was the winner of the very first Raimondo Rezzonico Prize in 2002. Also serving on the jury to assess the twenty or so full-length features in competition will be French actor and director Louis Garrel (The Dreamers by Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003;...

AUDI Festival of German Films in Australia celebrates its 10th birthday

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Last year, the festival, which is jointly organised by Goethe-Institut Australia and German Films, posted record attendance figures with more than 26,000 admissions and is now looking to build on this success with an extensive program: a total of 38 feature films and documentaries along with 13 shorts will be shown in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide from 6 - 18 April, 2011.   Actor Burghart Klaußner will be in attendance to present the opening film GOETHE! (YOUNG G...

Splendid Conclusion of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival

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  On Saturday, February 19, the 61st Berlin International Film Festival will come to a splendid conclusion with the award ceremony. 1600 guests are expected at the gala in the Berlinale Palast, where from 7.00 pm onwards the winners of the Golden and Silver Bears, the Golden and Silver Bears for the Short Films, the Alfred Bauer Prize as well as the Best First Feature Award will be announced. Following the ceremony, the winner of the Golden Bear will be presented as closing film of this...

The 41st Forum: Cracks in the Facade

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A surprisingly large number of films in the programme of the 41st Berlinale Forum revolve around family, relationships and identity. Although exploring the human psyche is the number one subject for independent filmmakers from the whole world, the majority of these films in this year's selection can also be read politically within the context of social change and political upheaval.   In this way, artist Kelvin K. Park's documentary Cheonggyecheon Medley places the threatened demolition of a tr...

Berlinale 41st Forum: cracks in the facade

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The 41st Forum: Cracks in the Facade A surprisingly large number of films in the programme of the 41st Berlinale Forum revolve around family, relationships and identity. Although exploring the human psyche is the number one subject for independent filmmakers from the whole world, the majority of these films in this year’s selection can also be read politically within the context of social change and political upheaval. In this way, artist Kelvin K. Park’s documentary Cheonggyecheon Medley p...

Audience record at the 9th Festival of German Films in Moscow

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The 9th Festival of German Films in Moscow (2.-7.12.2010) German Films and the Goethe Institut Russia posted a new audience record for their Festival of German Films in Moscow with over 6,000 admissions. Seven of the eight feature films were shown in sold-out performances at the 550-seater cinema. Particular favourites of the audience were FRIENDSHIP! by Markus Goller, which won the Audience Award, closely followed by the opening film VINCENT WANTS TO SEA (VINCENT WILL MEER) by Ralf Huettner an...

Thessaloniki is ready to open...film, guests, no snow

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51ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will kick off Friday, December 3rd with 127 Hours, Danny Boyle, and close December 11th, 2010 with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky. INTERNATIONAL JURY The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders plus a number of additional awards, is composed of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film cri...

Oldenburg wrap up figures and conclusions

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Oldenburg is a lively forum for passionate and independent filmThe 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival takes positive stock of this year’s edition and is able to match last year’s audience with 14.500 admittances –despite smaller venues and twelve screenings less. The exciting festival days drew to a close, having witnessed a total of eight world premieres, 17 German premieres, seven international premieres and five European premieres among the 56 shown films, on Sunday September 19...

„The City Below“ to open Oldenburg International Film Festival

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Emotional, sensual and elegant are fitting ways to describe Christoph Hochhäusler’s “The City Below” (Unter dir die Stadt). In it he portrays a cold, male-dominated world, ruled by power and money. Nicolette Krebitz gives a convicing performance as a fun-loving wife of a banker, who turns her husbands capitalistic morals upside down. Christoph Hochhäusler (“Falscher Bekenner”, “Milchwald”) is fascinated by the parallel universe called “the banking system”, whose inhabitants s...

Cannes Day 4: Schedule

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In competition Another Year by Mike Leigh 8.30 14.00 22.00 Synopsis: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Family and friendship. Love and warmth. Joy and sadness. Hope and despair. Companionship. Loneliness. A birth. A death. Time passes... Out of competition You will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger by Woody Allen 11.30 17.00 19.30 Un certain Regard The City Below by Christoph Hochhäusler 11.00 16.30 Synopsis A man and a w...

Competition of Berlinale is now Complete with 26 films

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Twenty six films will be presented in the Competition programme of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, 18 of which will compete for the Golden and Silver Bears in the Berlinale Palast. The official programme will be complemented by the Berlinale Special. Of the 18 films in competition, 14 are world premieres, and there are 17 world premieres in the complete Competition programme. Eighteen countries are represented.To this year’s Berlinale Special 15 films have been invited, 10 of whi...

41st Chicago Festival in action with 100 feature films

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The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive international film festival in North America, will raise the curtain on its 41st edition on October 6, then run through October 20 at Chicago theaters. Film fans will be able to choose from 100 feature films and 42 short films from 34 countries.The 2005 Festival will include three world premieres (The Trouble with Dee Dee, Feast and The Unseen), 11 North American Premieres and 34 U.S. premieres. “Our lineup truly offers something...

Head - On opens Rome Festival of German Cinema

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Berlinale winner HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND) opens 5th Festival of German Cinema in RomeThe Export-Union and its partners will be staging the 5th Festival of German Cinema in Rome from 2 - 6 April, 2004. With 14 feature films, a documentary and a selection of shorts, the event provides an overview of new German film production.The Festival will be opened by HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND) by Fatih Akin, this year's winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin. The director and the two lead actors will come to Rome...

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