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Montreal World Film Festival launched with Million Dollar Crocodile...and 212 feature films

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  212 feature films (110 world or international premieres)  16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres)  144 short films (94 world or international premieres)  60 films in the Canadian Student Film Festival   A Chinese film “Million Dollar Crocodile” for the opening                              ...

San Sebastian Film festival: Spanish films announced

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  We attended today in Madrid a press conference at the Academia de Cine in which all Spanish films to be shown in San Sebastian have been announced. The latest films by Pablo Berger, Sergio Castellitto, Javier Rebollo, Fernando Trueba, Juan Antonio Bayona and Eduard Cortés in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival Another three Spanish films are taking part in the New Directors section and another five will be presented in special screenings. Some impo...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) line up revealed

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced details of his inaugural programme for the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 20 June to 1 July, will host nineteen World premieres and thirteen International premieres. The Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty-one new features from fifty-two countries, including eleven European premieres and seventy-six UK...

Look out! More VIP Guest in Cannes!

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  The VIP guests expected to be in attendance today are: Emil ABOSSOLO M'BO, Alberto BARBERA, Mélanie BARNIER, Kate BECKINSALE, Mélanie BERNIER, Juliette BINOCHE, Dominique BLANC, Cate BLANCHETT, Raoul BOVA, Stephane BRIZE, Valeria BRUNI TEDESCHI, Tim BURTON, Emmanuel CARRERE, Lolita CHAMMAH, Monia CHOKRI, Glenn CLOSE, Dominic COOPER, Marion COTILLARD, Russell CROWE, Benicio DEL TORO, Anais DEMOUSTIER, Claire DENIS, Alexandre DESPLAT, Emmanuelle DEVOS, Carlos DIEGUES, Dinara ...

Keep an eye out: Big Names in town Sunday

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            The VIP guests expected to be in attendance today are:   Emil ABOSSOLO M'BO, Pierre ARBILLOT, Aure ATIKA, Alberto BARBERA, Kate BECKINSALE, BEKHTI, Haley BENNETT, Juliette BINOCHE, Cate BLANCHETT, Sandrine BONNAIRE, Louise BOURGOIN, Stephane BRIZE, Jim BROADBENT, Josh BROLIN, Valeria BRUNI TEDESCHI, Tim BURTON, Guillaume CANET, Emmanuel CARRERE, Fred CAVAYE, Lolita CHAMMAH, Monia CHOKRI, Isabel COIXET, Marion COTILLARD,...

French films and directors at IFFR 2010

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With more than sixty French film productions and co-productions included in the line-up, French cinema boasts a strong presence at the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Internationally acclaimed, recent French productions (feature films, short films, performances) will top the bill together with numerous début features, including two films competing for the VPRO Tiger Awards, by a talented and innovative young generation of filmmakers, confirming the IFFR’s role as a major pl...

Fantasporto unveils highlights for the 30th anniversary edition

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At the Rivoli ­ Teatro Municipal, between the 26th February and the 7th March 2010, it is time to celebrate 30 years of dedication to films and the film industry. In the World Heritage City of portwine, of the River Douro and the Atlantic Ocean,  Oporto will be again the meeting place of large audiences celebrating the most important film festival in Portugal. As usual, and the prestige of the festival was built on this, the Oporto festival brings the most recent productions presente...

Fantasporto 30: programme released

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At the Rivoli ­ Teatro Municipal, between the 26th February and the 7th March 2010, it is time to celebrate 30 years of dedication to films and the film industry. In the World Heritage City of portwine, of the River Douro and the Atlantic Ocean, Oporto will be again the meeting place of large audiences celebrating the most important film festival in Portugal. As usual, and the prestige of the festival was built on this, the Oporto festival brings the most recent productions presented in three...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced

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  Acclaimed Australian film Samson & Delilah has won the Best Feature Film Award at the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, announced tonight on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Produced by Kath Shelper and written and directed by Warwick Thornton, Samson & Delilah previously won the Camera d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, six major awards at the recent Inside Film Awards in Australia and has been nominated for 13 Australian Film Ins...

Doha Festival presentation by Geoff Gilmore

The first Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF), took place from October 29 to November 1, was probably one of the most anticipated new festival on the international film scene this year.

London Film Festival Audiences Surpass Previous Years

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Yesterday, The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival rounded off another highly successful year with the world premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood’s NOWHERE BOY. This year’s Festival hosted 193 feature films and 113 short films from 46 countries including 15 world premieres. There were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers, with 277 of the filmmakers from outside the UK.  With 874 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and reports the high...

London Film Festival Audience hits a 124 000 record

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Tonight, The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival rounded off another highly successful year with the world premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood’s NOWHERE BOY. This year’s Festival hosted 193 feature films and 113 short films from 46 countries including 15 world premieres. There were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers, with 277 of the filmmakers from outside the UK. With 874 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and reports the highest ever audience attendance in e...

Doha Talks with Danny Boyle, Mira Neir and Ellia Suleiman

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF will run October 29 through November 1, 2009) has announced a new series of thought-provoking dialogues that will be held year round. As part of the organization’s overall efforts to foster an active cinema culture, these talks, panels, conversations and master classes will be free of charge. Doha Talks will feature events with filmmakers including Mira Nair (Amelia), Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), Elia Suleiman (The Time That Remains), R.J. C...

MEIFF Announces Winners of 2009 Black Pearl Awards

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The Closing Ceremony for the third annual Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel on Saturday evening. During the ceremony, celebrity guests including Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom and Eva Mendes presented the 2009 Black Pearl Awards to the winners of MEIFF’s competitions.The awards were the culmination of 10 days of cinema, with 128 films screened. Seventeen Narrative Features, fourteen Documentary Features, twenty‐five Short Films, and ten Stu...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

From Rotterdam to Sundance Vancouver International Film Festival

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A couple of years ago, the Vancouver International Film Festival (October 1 – 16, 2009) used to be one of the best film festivals, not just in North America, but in the world. This is a very strong claim and it is not just the usual rhetoric exaggeration of the film critic. But this is no longer the case. It is still a very good film festival, but, alas, it has lost the bold and unconventional flavour that used to make it absolutely exceptional. The reason why the Vancouver International Film ...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

Abu Dhabi's Film Festival Announces its Narrative & Documentary Feature Selections

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Egypt's The Traveler (Al Mosafer) with Omar Sharif to screen as Opening Night Gala The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled the lineup of the feature-length narratives and documentaries that will compete for Black Pearl Awards worth over $1 million during the upcoming Festival. Presented by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, this year's MEIFF will run from October 8 to 17. Peter Scarlet, the festival's new Executive Director commented, "...

European Film Academy Award nominees

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THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2009: THE SELECTION - It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions gGmbH announce the titles of the 48 films on this year's selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2009! With 25 countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema. In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the ...

In competition: "The Time That Remains" by Elia Suleiman

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About the film: With the Competition feature The Time That Remains, Elia Suleiman is back on the Croisette two years after participating in the Out-of-Competition collective film, To Each his Own Cinema. This time the Palestinian director, who was on the Jury in 2006 and who received the Jury Prize for  Divine Intervention in 2002, brings to audiences a sort of autobiography in four chapters revolving around his family, from 1948 until recent times. Mixing his own memo...

Cannes 2009: The Official Selection

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THE COMPETITION : Opening Film :  Peter DOCTER - UP - Out of Comp.- 1h44 *** Pedro ALMODÓVAR - LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS (Broken Embraces) - 2h09 Andrea ARNOLD - FISH TANK - 2h02 Jacques AUDIARD - UN PROPHÈTE - 2h35 Marco BELLOCCHIO - VINCERE - 2h08 Jane CAMPION  -  BRIGHT STAR - 2h00 Isabel COIXET - MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO -1h44 Xavier GIANNOLI - A L’ORIGINE - 2h30 Michael HANEKE  - DAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon) - 2h24 Ang...

MIFF Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

 Thursday, March 6---------Reaching a 25th anniversary is a milestone for any organization. For a film festival, it is a major accomplishment and a vantage point from which to appreciate past triumphs and survey new opportunities. As the Miami International Film Festival celebrated its silver anniversary at the glorious Gusman Center for the Performing Arts last evening, the mood was one of reverence for the past and anticipation for the future. “A Festival is nothing without the involvement ...

bATiK [Film] Festival programme is finalised.

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The 10th edition will be rich in events and well known people. The main premises of the film festival is the Morlacchi Theatre of Perugia that will host the cultural event between the 6-10 December 2006. The Grand opening will be held on the 3rd of December at the National Gallery and will include a visit of the museum presented by Enrico Ghezzi and Alexandr Sokurov, Director of Arca Russa, a movie realized using one level of sequence within the Hermitage of San Pietroburgo. On the 6th of...

Jury meets pres in Cannes and justifies choices

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For the third consecutive year in the history of the Festival de Cannes , the Jury met the press to explain their selected winners. At the side of President Wong Kar Wai were Patrice Leconte, Monica Bellucci, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson, Lucrecia Martel, Elia Suleiman and Zhang Ziyi. Highlights. On the Palme d'Or winner:Wong Kar Wai: "We chose from the heart. The selection was great, which made our viewing enjoyable but our work very hard. This year, there were so many grea...

The Arrival! The Actors Come and the Festival Begins

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Wednesday was the first official day of the festival, but to a few select few it really started on Tuesday. Tuesday was the arrival of the Da Vinci Code Key Players: Dan Brown, Ron Howard, Paul Bettany (who also starred in Wimbledon...a quality piece of romantic comedy with a superb soundtrack in my opinion), Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou, and Tom Hanks...to name a few. Unfortuantely, Hanks likes his privacy, so I only got a really good picture of the reflective window in his car. They arrived ...

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