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Rio International Film Festival 2012 Awards

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HIGH TENSIONS AS FESTIVAL DO RIO AWARDS 2012 PREMIERE BRAZIL PRIZES   The Rio Film Festival, which has been running in the city these past two weeks, came to an end tonight, Thursday October 11, and at a glittering closing ceremony at Rio’s Cine Odeon BR presented its “Redentor” awards given to the best filmmaking and acting achievements of its Premiere Brazil competitive section.   Premiere Brazil, the centre-strand of the festival, focuses specifically on n...

The 37th Toronto International Film Festival announced its award recipients

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  The 37th Toronto International Film Festival announced its award recipients today at a reception at the Intercontinental Hotel Toronto. The Canadian awards below were selected by a jury comprised of producer and filmmaker Jody Shapiro, CPH PIX Festival Director Jacob Neiiendam, actor and filmmaker Valerie Buhagiar and director, writer and producer Patricia Rozema. THE CITY OF TORONTO + CANADA GOOSE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM  The City of Toronto + Canada G...

Danny Huston and his nephew Jack at the MWFF for Two Jacks

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American film star Danny Huston and his nephew Jack will attend the Montreal World Film Festival for the premiere of Two Jacks directed by Bernard Rose. They will be accompanied by the film's producer Julia Verdin. In 2011 at the MWFF Huston won best actor for his role in Eran Riklis' Playoff. “I really enjoyed the Festival last year and I'm happy to be returning with Two Jacks,” said Huston.  “One of the great dynasties of American cinema, the Hustons have given us great films f...

Ghent Film Festival announces programme 38th edition

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Today, at restaurant Pakhuis in Ghent, the Ghent Film Festival announced the complete programme of its 38th edition, which runs from 11 to 22 October. Once again it includes over a hundred high-quality films and special events on the fringes of cinema. Highlights are the 11th World Soundtrack Awards, the Maestros of Suspense concert and the exhibition about Ingmar Bergman at the Caermersklooster Provincial Cultural Centre. Star guests this year are the Canadian director Norman Jewison, who wil...

Montreal Awards Come as you are at World Film Festival

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AWARDS OF THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL – MONTRÉAL 2011 JURY President : VICENTE ARANDA, director (Spain) KATHARINA MARIE SCHUBERT, actress (Germany) LAURENT HEYNEMANN, director (France) LI QUINKUAN, director (China) DINO GENTILI, script-writer and director (Italy) BERNARD SEGUIN-POIRIER, painter and sculptor (Canada) CARMEN GAGNON, representing the general public (Canada) FEATURE FILMS Grand prix des Americas: (COME AS YOU ARE) HASTA LA VISTA by Geoffrey E...

Montreal awards 2011

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JURY Président : VICENTE ARANDA, director (Spain) KATHARINA MARIE SCHUBERT, actress (Germany) LAURENT HEYNEMANN, director (France) LI QUINKUAN, director (China) DINO GENTILI, script-writer and director (Italy) BERNARD SEGUIN-POIRIER, painter and sculptor (Canada) CARMEN GAGNON, representing the general public (Canada) FEATURE FILMS                       ...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights

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Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. As previously announced, this year's festival lineup is bookended by comedic films lauded by atte...

New York: 2011 Jewish Film Festival

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                 In its 20th edition, the New York Jewish Film Festival presented 36 features and shorts from 14 countries; 31 premiered in New York.  As in past years a balanced program provided perspectives on the Jewish experience and included several outstanding productions on the holocaust period and its aftermath.                In LILITH (Eytan Harris, ISRAEL, 2010), a documentary; prejudices and resentments are revealed when a mother...

20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Fest Lineup

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By Maria Esteves – January 3, 2011 The 20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF2011) will commence January 12-27, 2011, at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase world cinema that explores the Jewish experience. This year's festival celebrating it’s 20th anniversary will consist of 30 features (narratives, documentaries), and 5 shorts, along with panel discussions, gala receptions, a...

20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Fest Lineup

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By Maria Esteves – January 3, 2011 The 20th Annual 2011 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF2011) will commence January 12-27, 2011, at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase world cinema that explores the Jewish experience. This year's festival celebrating it’s 20th anniversary will consist of 30 features (narratives, documentaries), and 5 shorts, along with panel discussions, gala receptions, and spe...

A World Of Film In South India

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  Kerala, in the southwest corner of India, is a truly magical place that contains majestic mountains, lush backwaters, golden rice paddies, towering coconut palms and a gorgeous coastline in what is India’s most cine-literate and culturally discerning state. Therefore, the yearly International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which is currently running in the city of Trivandrum through December 19, is a much anticipated film event that brings together filmmakers and appreciative...

47 European films receive EFP Film Sales Support for Toronto

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For the 6th year in a row, European Film Promotion (EFP) is assisting the marketing campaigns of European films through its Film Sales Support scheme (FSS) at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs September 9 - 19. Backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, 25 different European sales agents and two production companies are benefitting from the financial help for the promotion of 47 films this year. With an annual programme of close on 120 European fil...

Locarno to start European tour

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Locarno in Rome – September 1/6September 1-6: the Italian capital will host “I Grandi Festival – Locarno a Roma” (The Big Festivals – Locarno in Rome). Roman audiences will have the opportunity to see a range of films from the most recent edition of the Locarno event. In addition, this year, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of this initiative, a retrospective program will present ten Italian films that have marked the history of the Locarno Festival. Full program information will be...

WINTER VACATION Tops Locarno Awards

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  The Chinese film WINTER VACATION (Han Jia) has won the top prize, the Pardo d’oro/Golden Leopard for its director Li Hongqi at the Locarno Film Festival, which ended its 63rd edition on August 15. The award includes a 90,000 CHF cash prize. The film also won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, shared with fellow Chinese production KAMARAY by Xu Xin, which received a special mention.   WINTER’S VACATION centers on four idle, aimless adolescents who gather...

Locarno festival Awards

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Concorso internazionale (International Competition) The Jury The official jury of the 63rd Festival del film Locarno: President: Eric Khoo, Filmmaker (Singapore) Golshifteh Farahani, Actress (Iran) Melvil Poupaud, Actor (France) Lionel Baier, Filmmaker (Switzerland) Joshua Safdie, Filmmaker (USA) Awarded the following prizes: Pardo d'oro (Golden Leopard) Grand Prize of the Festival, the City and Region of Locarno (90.000 chf to be shared equall...

Locarno FF: The Leopard In August

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DEEP IN THE WOODS (Benoit Jacquot, France) While most of Europe is on vacation and the film business is enjoying a brief pause in its frenetic pace, the action is strong and the movies are fierce at the Locarno Film Festival, the esteemed film event taking place this week in the beautiiful mountain city in southern Switzerland. The Festival, celebrating its 63rd year as one of the world's oldest and most respected, is the first for newly installed Artistic Director Olivier P...

Today is Better than Two Tomorrows

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Interview with celebrated composer Cyril Morin!!  Cyril Morin's latest score is for the documentary film Today is Better than Two Tomorrows (2009), a hair raisingly poignant film that takes a look into the lives of two 12 year-old Laoatian boys as they experience a rite of passage ceremony in a far off Buddhist land. Journey with them as they pass from childhood into ritualized and socially recognized adulthood, after which they will never be the same.   ME: Hi, Cyril. Can you tell us what...

Berlinale Co-Production Market Again Launches Search for Co-Production Partners.

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With immediate effect, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is again seeking promising feature film projects that it would like to assist to find co-production and co-financing partners at the Berlinale 2010.   Until 29 October 2009, experienced producers may submit projects that have budgets between two and ten million euros; at least 30% of the funding has to be in place. The projects must also be suited to international co-production.   At the 7th Berlinale...

NEWSLETTER N° 412: April 22, 2009

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              Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has now MERGED and MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, si...

Interview with Film Director, Eran Riklis

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"Erev tov, Mr. Eran Riklis": “The words that come to mind when one sees “Lemon Tree”/”Etz Lemon”, which premiered this past week, and is currently playing at IFC, and “Syrian Bride”, are courage, resiliency, and loss. In “Lemon Tree”/”Etz Lemon”, the strong-willed Palestinian female lead, Salma Zidane, played by Hiam Abbass, from “The Visitor”, faces losing her inherited lemon orchard when an Israeli Defense Minister Navon and his wife, Mira Navon, played by Rona Lipa...

Interview with Film Director, Eran Riklis

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"Erev tov, Mr. Eran Riklis":   “The words that come to mind when one sees “Lemon Tree”/”Etz Lemon”, which premiered this past week, and is currently playing at IFC, and  “Syrian Bride”, are courage, resiliency, and loss.   In “Lemon Tree”/”Etz Lemon”, the strong-willed Palestinian female lead, Salma Zidane, played by Hiam Abbass, from “The Visitor”, faces losing her inherited lemon orchard when an Israeli Defense Minister Navon and his wife, Mira Navo...

Sarasota Film Festival highlights

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The 11th Annual Regal Entertainment Group SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will get underway on Friday evening March 27, 2009 and run through Sunday, April 5, 2009. The Festival will be presented at Sarasota’s Hollywood 20 Cinemas with Opening Night at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Closing Night Tribute at the Sarasota Opera House, screenings and conversations at the Historic Asolo, and other area venues. This year’s Festival will present over 160 narrative, documentary and short films from t...

Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre appointed as President of Unifrance

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Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre was elected as Unifrance President this morning by absolute majority by Board of Directors members present. The Unifrance Board of Directors is composed of 48 members: 23 members from the four Committees elected by the association’s Councils (the Feature Film Producers’, Directors’, Actors’, Writers, and Artists’ Agents’, Film Exporters’, and Short Film Producers’ and Distributors’ Councils), 10 ex officio members, 12 statuary member...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Winners

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Breaking with the antiquated rituals of the Oscars, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards produced a presentation that generated interest in the nominated films – many of which have not had much exposure outside their home countries – and put the filmmakers and their work the focus, while also delivering glamour and buzz, reports Andrew L. Urban from the Gold Coast.Double in size whichever you measure it since last year’s inaugural presentation, this year’s APSA event catered for almost 700 gue...

EFA Award nominees announced

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At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 21st European Film Awards. The 1,800 EFA Members will now vote for the winners which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on 6 December in Copenhagen. Nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2008IL DIVO, Italywritten and directed by Paolo Sorrentinoproduced by Indigofilm, Lucky Red, Parco Film, Babe Films, StudioCanal,Arte France CinémaENTRE LES MURS (The Class), Francedirected by ...
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