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Indonesia's Edwin to receive Edward Yang Award for New Talent at 6th Asian Film Awards

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The Asian Film Awards announced that the Indonesian director Edwin will receive the Edward Yang Award for New Talent. The presentation ceremony will be held on March 19, 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre in Hong Kong. Edwin is only the third filmmaker to receive the Award which was set up at the 2nd Asian Film Awards in 2008 to commemorate the renowned filmmaker from Taiwan, Edward Yang, who passed away in 2007. This year marks the 6th edition of the Asian Film Awards. ...

Bong Joon-ho to Receive Busan West Icon Award and present “The Host” in 3D

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  Influential Director Bong Joon-ho to Receive Busan West Icon Award and Present Opening Night Film - The North American Premiere of "The Host" in 3D   Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, in continued partnership with South Korea's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia's largest film festival, is proud to announce the Busan West Asian Film Festival, November 11-13 i...

Taiwan Film Days

The San Francisco Film Society in association with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, Taiwan's Government Information Office and Taiwan's Tourism Bureau presents Taiwan Film Days, October 22–24 at Viz Cinema at the New People center, 1746 Post Street. This exciting showcase highlights the best of contemporary Taiwanese cinema and provides Bay Area audiences with unique opportunities to view bold new Taiwanese films and engage with visionary filmmakers.

[SIN]efest - Interview with Boo Junfeng

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 Before the screening of SANDCASTLE, I was able to catch up with the film's director and festival curator, Boo Junfeng.Tania: How does it feel to have a film that is acclaimed and award winning in Singapore, its home country and then Pusan, which is as good as it gets in East Asia and Cannes, which is as good as it gets in Europe?Boo Junfeng: Pretty good! (laughs) I've always wanted to make movies since I was 15 and I thought, by the time I'm 30 I can make a feature film. This is happening a li...

Tokyo Gets Down To Business

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 By Liza Foreman By the end of day one, the Tokyo International Film Festival (23-31 October, 2010) was in full swing.Throngs of fans gathered to witness arrivals at the green carpet for openingnight. But by the next day it was down to business with TIFF head Tom Yoda holding a discussion with journalists about the work Japan has to do to catchup with the American content business which Yoda estimated to be five times its size. Still, business and culturego hand in hand at he festival. Cultura...

Tokyo International Film Festival Focus on Taiwan

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By Liza ForemanThe 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival will hold a special-focus on films by the nextgeneration of directors from Taiwan to have emerged since the golden age of the great masters HouHsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, and Edward Yang. "Taiwanese CinemaRenaissance 2010: New Breeze of the Rising Generation," will be part of thefestival’s Winds of Asia Middle-East section.Titles set for thesection include: - "The FourthPortrait" from director: Mong-Hong Chung. ...

London Film Festival program launch

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The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. A particularly strong feature this year is the selection of British films including the previously announced Opening and Closing Night Galas. Over 16 days the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, ma...

Highlights from Vancouver International Film Festival

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  Dragons & TIGERS: THE CINEMA OF EAST ASIA Vancouver International Film Festival  September 30 - October 15, 2010   VIFF's Dragons & Tigers program continues to be a leader in introducing the most exciting new cinematic talents from East Asia to the world. The distinguished jury for the 2010 Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema includes three of the bes...

Programme Monday May 18h 2009

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COMPÉTITION - Grand Théâtre Lumière 8:30 am, 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm: LOOKING FOR ERIC by Ken Loach – 1h56 11:30am and 10:30pm: ANTICHRIST by Lars Von Trier – 1h44 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 11:00 am and 4:30 pm: IRENE (Irene) by Alain Cavalier - 1h25 2:00 pm : INDEPENDENCIA by Raya Martin - 1h17 10:00 pm: DOGTOOTH by Yorgos Lanthimos – 1h36 CANNES CLASSICS - Salle Buñuel 3:00 pm: A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Gu Ling Jie Shao Nian Sha Ren Shi Jian) by Edward Y...

Martin Scorsese honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009

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Godard, Losey, Antonioni, Visconti, Tati, Franju et Sergio Leone once again in the Official Selection? Pierrot le Fou, Eyes Without A Face or Senso in Competition against L’Avventura or Once Upon A Time…the Revolution? Martin Scorsese is the honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009, a section established in 2004 to accompany the contemporary films of the Official Selection with a program of restored  and rediscovered films, to be released theatrically or on DVD. The film...

Edward Yang To Be Honored At Pusan FF

 Tuesday, August 21---------Taiwanese director Edward Yang, who died earlier this summer in July of complications from colon cancer at the age of 59, will be honored at this year's Pusan International Film Festival. The ground-breaking film auteur who helped build Taiwan's new wave cinema of the 1980s, will be honored posthumously with the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang brought international recognition to Taiwanese cinema with a...

Pusan Film Festival Honors

 Tuesday, August 21---------The Pusan International Film Festival, which will take place in Pusan, South Korea from October 4 to 12, has become the largest and most respected film festival in Asia. Considered a kind of "Asian Sundance" because of its commitment to cutting-edge works by international auteurs, the Festival has announced a number of award tributes for its upcoming session.Taiwanese director Edward Yang, who helped build Taiwan's new wave cinema of the 1980s, will be...

New Director for the Fribourg International Film Festival

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The President, the Committee and the Director of the Fribourg International Film Festival announce the engagement of film critic Edouard Waintrop as programmer for the 2008 edition. He will officially take office at the beginning of September 2007. Edouard Waintrop:Born June 3, 1952 in Suresnes, Hauts de Seine, France.After studies in economics, he worked for six years (from 1974 to 1980) in the socio-cultural sector as head of cinematographic and jazz programming in Montreuil, in the Paris subu...

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...

Lelouch goes to Montreal to head the Jury

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Claude Lelouch heads jury of the New Montreal FilmFestCelebrated French filmmaker Claude Lelouch will head the international jury of the inaugural edition of the New Montreal FilmFest, September 18-25. The renowned director of A Man and a Woman and other hits will preside over a jury including Italian screen star Anna Galiena, Mexican director Felipe Cazals, Chinese film star Chang Chen, Quebec cineaste and animation expert Marcel Jean, German producer Eberhard Junkersdorf, and Eva Zaoralová, h...

Filmmakers Edward Wang and Malle retrospective in NY

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Two masters of the art of the cinema are being honored in New York at career retrospectives at two of New York’s most venerable film institutions, starting this past weekend. The Museum of Modern Art, which has one of the world’s most celebrated film archives, will present three defining films from the career of Taiwanese director Edward Yang, to mark the publication of a new monograph on the filmmaker by celebrated film critic and historian John Anderson. The filmmaker is revered as a moder...

Cannes Cinefondation awards

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CINEFONDATION AWARD 2005 In 1998, Gilles Jacob and Pierre Viot created the Cinéfondation to promote the discovery of the new generation of filmmakers. An official selection of school films is therefore presented during the Festival. This year, 18 films from Asia, Europe, North America and South America have been selected from the 1200 submitted.The Jury presided by Edward Yang and composed of Chantal Akerman, Sylvie Testud, Colin MacCabe and Yousry Nasrallah has awarded prizes to the following ...

Cinéfondation award goes to Tisch /Antonio Campos

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Gilles Jacob and Pierre Viot created the Cinéfondation in 1998 with the intent of sniffing out upcoming talent. This official selection of movies from film schools has been presented each year at the Festival ever since. On the program, 18 films from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia were selected from among the 1,200 submitted.Jury President Edward Yang was accompanied by Chantal Akerman, Sylvie Testud, Colin MacCabe and Yousry Nasrallah in making the prize-winning decisions:1st Prize:...

BFI Sutherland trophy shortlists announced

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SUTHERLAND TROPHY SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEDA shortlist of three titles in competition for the British Film Institute (bfi) Sutherland Trophy was announced today (4 November), selected by a jury representing the film and entertainment worlds.The shortlist, chosen from twelve nominated titles, comprises No Rest for the Brave, a dreamlike coming-of-age odyssey from French director Alain Guiraudie; Osama, the first feature from post-Taliban Afghanistan directed by Siddiq Barmak; and Reconstruction, an exp...

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