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European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York. The narratives on display from European talents take in all genre...

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - April 18, 2010 The 9th Tribeca Film Festival 2010 (TFF ‘10) in New York sponsored by founding sponsor American Express will be held in selected theatres, April 21 - May 2, 2010. The festival founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff annually presents the largest celebration of film, music, and culture. This year's festival showcasing 85 narrative, documentary, and 47 short films from 38 countries includes opening and closing premieres, gala receptions, p...

Audi festival of German films in Australia

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The 9th Festival of German Films, which is jointly organised by German Films and Goethe Institut Australia, can count again this year on financial support from the major sponsor AUDI and will be presenting a whole host of recent German film productions to  audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and, for the first time, in Adelaide. Audi Festival of German Films 2010 in australia Sydney: 21.4. - 2.5., Melbourne: 22.4 - 2.5., Perth: 22.-26.4., Brisbane: 28.4. - 4.5., Adelaid...

NEWSLETTER N° 454: February 25, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 454: February 25, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. BE ON IT COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you.  ______...

10 Things You Didn't Know About European Directors

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By Greta Lorez   Did you know… … Jean-Luc Godard, one of the founding members of the Nouvelle Vague, was the son of a Swiss couple. Born in Paris, he spent his childhood in Switzerland and at the age of 18, moved back to Paris where he studied Ethnology at the Sorbonne. Godard, however, never severed his Swiss connection: many of his movies were shot on location in Switzerland. He lives there now. … the German filmmaker Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of De...

The European Parliament congratulates Hanna Schygulla on her Golden Bear lifetime achievements

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The German actress Hanna Schygulla received an honorary Golden Bear at the 60th Berlinale. The European Parliament took this opportunity to congratulate Mrs Schygulla for her lifetime achievements. One of these was her magnificent performance in Fatih Akin's Auf der anderen Seite, which won the 2007 LUX Prize. The President of the European Parliament personally handed the award to Ms Schygulla on 24 October 2007.           &nb...

Hommage To Hanna Schygulla In Berlin

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  One of German cinema's most famous and respected actresses, Hanna Schygulla, is receiving a multi-film hommage as part of this year's 60th anniversary celebrations of the Berlinale. This iconic actress, who is most associated with the work of German pioneering director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, has been a prolific actress since the 1960s and is one of the only German talents known around the world for her vivid acting style. Hanna Schygulla was born in 1925 in Königshütte, Upper ...

Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Director Tiina Lokk

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended on Sunday brought more than 260 films to viewers. Films from 75 different countries were screened in nine Estonian cities. For the first time films were also shown in Tallinn's brand new cinemas Artis and Cinamon.    Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Drector Tiina Lokk by Bruno Chatelin Hi Tina What did the audience take from this year's edition? "Most popular films were „Girl with a Dragon Tatto...

Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Director Tiina Lokk

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended on Sunday brought more than 260 films to viewers. Films from 75 different countries were screened in nine Estonian cities. For the first time films were also shown in Tallinn’s brand new cinemas Artis and Cinamon.Most popular films were „Girl with a Dragon Tattoo“ (Sweden, Niels Arden Oplev), „Imaginarium of doctor Parnassus” (Great Britain, Terry Gilliam), „Machan” (Sri Lanka, Uberto Pasolini), „Bright Star” (Great Britain, Jane C...

Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to receive honorary Golden Bears at 60th Berlinale

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Homage Berlinale 2010: Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to Receive Honorary Golden Bears for Their Lifetime Achievements In 2010, the festival's 60th anniversary, the Berlinale is dedicating its Homage to two film artists who have decisively shaped post-war German cinema in different ways. "Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase both stand for renewal and departure - in West and East Germany. Hanna Schygulla's name is inseparably connected with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's ...

Berlin will pay tribute to Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase

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Homage Berlinale 2010: Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to Receive Honorary Golden Bears for Their Lifetime AchievementsIn 2010, the festival’s 60th anniversary, the Berlinale is dedicating its Homage to two film artists who have decisively shaped post-war German cinema in different ways. “Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase both stand for renewal and departure – in West and East Germany. Hanna Schygulla’s name is inseparably connected with Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s films. Wo...

Berlin awards winner since 1952

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1952 One Summer of Happiness (Hon dansade en sommar) by Arne Mattsson Sweden 1953 The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) by Henri-Georges Clouzot France/Italy 1954 Hobson's Choice by David Lean United Kingdom 1955 The Rats (Die Ratten) by Robert Siodmak Federal Republic of Germany 1956 Invitation to the Dance by Gene Kelly United States 1957 12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet United States 1958 Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället) by Ingmar Bergman Sweden 1959 ...

The 11th International Film Festival Bratislava reveals the main highlights of its programme.

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New talents and renowned filmmakers. Timeless thematic and new points of view. Discoveries and rediscoveries. Visitors of the 11th International Film Festival Bratislava will have the opportunity to watch feature films, documentaries and short films presenting what nowadays drives the world cinema. UniCredit Bank Slovakia a.s. became the official general partner of IFF Bratislava for next 4 years. Competitions, Panorama, Focus. The three main parts of IFF Bratislava preserve the best ...

Three films contending for the EP LUX prize: screening starts

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Starting next Tuesday November 10, three films contending for this year's European Parliament LUX Prize are being screened at the European Parliament in Brussels. These are Eastern Plays (Bulgaria, Sweden); Sturm (Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands); and Welcome (France). The winner will be revealed on 25 November in Strasbourg.Fiction or animation films illustrating or questioning the founding values of European identity, revealing Europe’s cultural diversity or bringing insights into the deba...

5th Festival of German Films in Tokyo (15.10. - 18.10.2009 )

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The festival was opened on 15th October with SOUL KITCHEN by Fatih Akin. The film was presented by the screenwriter and lead actor Adam Bousdoukos, the actress Pheline Roggan and the producer Klaus Maeck.   Further films in the main program for Tokyo were: HILDE by Kai Wessel, THE RED SPOT (DER ROTE PUNKT) by Marie Miyayama, BUDDENBROOKS by Heinrich Breloer, A YEAR AGO IN WINTER (IM WINTER EIN JAHR) by Caroline Link, GERMANY 09 (DEUTSCHLAND 09) and our short film program Next Gener...

Fifth Festival of German Films in Tokyo kicks in tomorrow

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Fifth Festival of German Films in Tokyo from 15th to 18th October 2009The 5th Festival of German Films in Tokyo will be presented by German Films with the traditional partner, the Goethe Institut in Japan, with further German and Japanese partners and sponsors.The festival will be opened on 15th October with SOUL KITCHEN by Fatih Akin. The screenwriter and lead actor Adam Bousdoukos, the actress Pheline Roggan and the producer Klaus Maeck will be there in person to present their film to the audi...

"Green Movement" at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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Since 28th September 2009, the 17th Filmfest Hamburg has been apprehended by the Iranian  "Green Movement"  for independence. Filmfest guests are spontaneously joining the peaceful resistance movement, and are showing their solidarity by having photographs taken of them wearing green scarves. The "green wave" was initiated at the festival by exiled Iranian director Sepideh Farsi ("Tehran Without Permission"). Farsi is not only being supported by her Iranian dire...

“Green Movement” at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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Since 28th September 2009, the 17th Filmfest Hamburg has been apprehended by the Iranian “Green Movement” for independence. Filmfest guests are spontaneously joining the peaceful resistance movement, and are showing their solidarity by having photographs taken of them wearing green scarves. The “green wave” was initiated at the festival by exiled Iranian director Sepideh Farsi (“Tehran Without Permission”). Farsi is not only being supported by her Iranian directing colleagues, but ...

Ghent International Film Festival Announces Line-up

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The Ghent International Film Festival has announced the complete program for its 36th edition October 6th-17th when it will screen more than 140 films from 35 different countries and is expected to host over 120,000 visitors. Festival highlights include an elaborate Anime! exhibition and tribute to Asian cinema (a co-venture with Europalia) as well as 4 live concerts including one by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West, the 9th annual World Soundtrack Awards and presentations of the Joseph ...

Ghent International Film Festival Announces Line-up

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The Ghent International Film Festival has announced the complete program for its 36th edition October 6th-17th when it will screen more than 140 films from 35 different countries and is expected to host over 120,000 visitors. Festival highlights include an elaborate Anime! exhibition and tribute to Asian cinema (a co-venture with Europalia) as well as 4 live concerts including one by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West, the 9th annual World Soundtrack Awards and presentations of the Joseph Pl...

Rio de Janerio International Film Festival announces 2009 Line Up

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FESTIVAL DO RIO 2009 : 24 September to 8 October, 2009 Across 15 days, commencing September 24, the city of Rio de Janeiro once again becomes the official capital of cinema. Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, will present more than 300 films from more than 60 countries, shown in around 40 locations, distributed between cinemas and sites around Rio.  This year's programme will include for the first time public events staged in 10 of the city's squares. Festival do...

Support For European Cinema

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SAME BUT DIFFERENT (Detlev Buck, Germany)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor With nearly a third of the films on offer in Toronto coming from the European continent, the Festival is a very important launching pad for both established and emerging talents to make an impression in North America. That is why the support of the European Film Promotion organization, a conglomeration of the governmental promotion offices from across the continent, is so vital ...

European Parliament Film Prize unveils at Mostra the 3 nominees: Eastern Plays, Sturm and Welcome

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Today, under the auspices of the 66th Mostra, the European Parliament unveiled the three contending films for the LUX Prize 2009: Eastern Plays (Kamen Kalev), Sturm (Hans-Christian Schmid) and Welcome (Philippe Lioret) will compete for the film prize that has been awarded by the European Parliament to a European co-production for the last two years. For the winner, the LUX Prize 2009 (lux is the Latin word for light), worth about 87,000 Euros, will finance subtitling in the EU's...

European Parliament Film Prize unveils 3 nominees Eastern Plays, Sturm and Welcome

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Today, under the auspices of the 66th Mostra, the European Parliament unveiled the three contending films for the LUX Prize 2009: Eastern Plays (Kamen Kalev), Sturm (Hans-Christian Schmid) and Welcome (Philippe Lioret) will compete for the film prize that has been awarded by the European Parliament to a European co-production for the last two years.For the winner, the LUX Prize 2009 (lux is the Latin word for light), worth about 87,000 Euros, will finance subtitling in the EU’s 23 official lan...

Toronto Premieres Creating Advance Buzz

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  George Clooney in UP IN THE AIR by Sandy Mandelberger, Festivals Dailies Editor Premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival always get hearts racing, among industry professionals looking to snag distribution deals and among the notoriously cinephile audiences in Canada’s most diverse metropolis. This year’s Festival is unveiling a good number of such films that are among the festival’s most anticipated (and hard to get into) film screenings. ...
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